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CNN Host Lets Sexual Assault Victim's Powerful Statement Speak For Itself

Ashleigh Banfield spent the first half of her show reading aloud the unnamed woman's words.<p>In a moving stand against silencing rape victims, CNN host Ashleigh Banfield dedicated more than 20 minutes of airtime on Monday to reading nearly the entire statement from the victim of a 2015 sexual assault …

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This daughter is concerned her mother is being taken for all she is worth.<p>38 min ago7:18 p.m. July 1, 2018<p>This man wants to know how they should …

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Human Rights Watch report chronicles the military’s history of discharging rape victims by claiming they were mentally ill.

Liz Luras was a promising U.S. Army private, tracked to do intelligence work because of her high test scores, when she was raped by her date to the …

Mental Health

Brazilians are incensed over an alleged gang rape by 30 men

Brazil is coming to terms with a horrific attack that took place in a Rio de Janeiro slum last month.<p>A 16-year-old girl was allegedly drugged and gang raped by a group of about 30 men — one of them reportedly her boyfriend. Later, a video of the attack was posted on social media.<p>On Wednesday, …

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Pentagon misled Congress about military’s handling of sexual assault cases, report says

Since 2013, lawmakers have tried to pass a bill that would reform key parts of how the military justice system deals with sexual assault, but during key stages of the legislative debate, the Pentagon misled Congress by “cherry picking” information, later disproved, about a hundred cases, according …

Rape victim could be punished under Brigham Young University’s ‘honor code’

Students rallied outside Brigham Young University on Wednesday to protest the school’s treatment of sexual assault victims, calling for revisions to the Mormon university’s “honor code”, religious bylaws through which rape victims can be punished for having consumed alcohol or had a member of the …

Title IX

Documents Raise Questions About Pentagon's Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Most days, BriGette McCoy does just fine.<p>Her work advocating for the victims of military sexual assaults and female veterans keeps her busy and her mind off of the painful memories of being raped at 18 — twice in one year — during her stint in the military.<p>This week, the raw emotion came flooding …

5 incredible ways technology is helping battle sexual assault

There’s an app for pretty much anything — ordering food (all hail Seamless), making a totally profesh-looking music video, creating your own dream …

NFL Linebacker Encourages Men To Speak Up Against Sexual Assault In Powerful Essay

"It’s truly astounding how many awful things that occur in this world because men are afraid of appearing weak."<p>Detroit Lions' linebacker DeAndre Levy is asking his fellow athletes to "man up" and speak out against sexual violence.<p>Levy, who's played in the NFL for five years, published an …

A Maryland lawmaker raped as a child can’t get his bill for sex assault survivors passed

For the second year in a row, he put it all out there: the shame, the fear, the self-loathing, the pain, the dark details of his horrific, repeated rape.<p>An Army veteran and attorney, Maryland Del. C.T. Wilson (D-Charles) stood before his colleagues in Annapolis, confessed that he “really, really” …

Military takes cues from colleges for sex assault prevention

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to Connecticut College, a small liberal arts school that introduced the same program several years earlier.<p>The visit last month — including conversations with students, …

St. Olaf student protests sexual misconduct policy with T-shirt

Madeline Wilson has been raising eyebrows at St. Olaf College with her T-shirt: “Ask me how my college is protecting my rapist.”<p>Wilson, a 22-year-old …

Crime

What's Being Done To Address The Country's Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

Across the country, tens of thousands of rape kits are sitting in police evidence rooms — waiting to be tested.<p>Some have been sitting there for years, but a national push to address the backlog has given the issue a sense of urgency. Several states have taken up the cause. Last week, Arizona Gov. …

U.S. Senator: Education Dept. overstepped authority on sexual assault complaints

The Obama administration’s Education Department has aggressively pushed colleges and universities to address campus sexual harassment and violence by promptly investigating complaints of misconduct and sanctioning anyone found to have done wrong.<p>It’s a move that has been welcomed by many assault …

Reports of sexual assault surge at U.S. military academies

Reports of sexual assaults at the three military academies surged by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year, and complaints of sexual …

Sexual Harassment

Being A Sexual Assault Survivor In College Often Comes With Huge Bills

Experts are noticing the Education Department is increasingly ordering colleges to include financial remedies for victims.<p>During the spring semester of her freshman year at the University of Rochester, on April 17, 2010, Amber Bennett went to a party.<p>"I was under a lot of stress and I just wanted …

U.S. Navy eyes more measures to end 'scourge' of sexual assault | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy’s top officer on Thursday announced additional measures aimed at reducing and eliminating sexual assaults in the service, calling such attacks a “scourge in our workforce.”<p>U.S. Navy Admiral John Richardson in Tokyo October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Yoshikazu …

Reporting a school sexual assault can increase a victim’s risk of punishment

The Education Department has seen a spike during the past year in the number of civil rights complaints filed against K-12 schools for allegedly mishandling reports of sexual violence. It’s one sign that the national debate about sexual assault on college campuses is raising awareness about the …

Prominent New York Doctor and Author Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients

A prominent New York City emergency room doctor is facing multiple criminal charges after allegedly sexually assaulting two patients, PEOPLE confirms.<p>…

In Photos: The Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault

Photojournalist Mary Calvert has documented gender-based violence and under-covered women's issues across the globe, from sex selection in India to rape in eastern Congo to obstetric fistulas in Ethiopia to female opium addicts in Afghanistan. She sometimes calls herself a "triage journalist," …

U.S. Army

Sex assault and the military

Regarding the Dec. 20 front-page article “Scandals undermine Army’s battle against sexual assault”:<p>At an Army sexual assault prevention conference in Orlando in 2013, local authorities received a report that a civilian woman had been sexually assaulted by a soldier attending the conference. The …

Almost 6,000 military employees reported sexual assault last year - Pentagon

Nearly 6,000 military employees reported sexual assaults this year, marking an eight percent increase compared to 2013. The Pentagon called the …

Bill Cosby posts $1-million bail after being charged with sexual assault

On the eve of the statute of limitations running out on the claims of the first woman to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her, prosecutors in Pennsylvania charged the 78-year-old comedic icon with the alleged 2004 assault.<p>The comedian and actor was charged Wednesday in …

Inside The Porn Industry's Reckoning Over Sexual Assault

There are few formal mechanisms for reporting and responding to rape in the industry. But recent publicity is leading to action as well as talk.

The Myth of Safety: Why Can't Women Get a Ride Home Without Being Raped?

A new lawsuit against Uber hopes to prove the company does not have the "safest rides on the road". For women, there aren't any good transportation options left.<p>On August 9, after a night of drinking at The Windjammer, a watering hole near Charleston, South Carolina, a woman got into an Uber with …

California governor vetoes bill mandating campus sexual assault sanctions | Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required most public and private colleges in the state to expel or suspend for a minimum of two years students found to have violated certain campus sexual assault policies.<p>California Governor …

The Kiss Cam Is Awful, And Syracuse Is Right To Remove It Following Sexual Assault Accusations

The Kiss Cam, a long, awkward and unfunny gimmick at sporting events, may finally be on its way out. It might take years until it’s gone for good, but the first blow has been struck at Syracuse University, which has discontinued the segment after a letter to the editor of Syracuse.com. It claimed …

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