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Wyoming Public Media

Maggie Mullen

29 March 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Changing the status quo surrounding gender-based violence in the United States involves engaging men. The non-profit SAFE Project in Laramie, Wyoming, focuses on creating an informative and educational environment whe...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

25 March 2019

Minna, Niger, Nigeria

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Raising awareness about sexual abuse helps create space for the support and healing of victims. Using the #ArewaMeToo campaign as a platform, women in Nigeria are drawing attention to the shortcomings of Nigeria’s sex...

University of Oregon

Michael Teylan

Emily Feig

Chris Bower

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Changing the culture in university Greek Life requires proactive collaboration between students and university staff. The University of Oregon’s Sexual Violence Prevention Leadership Board (SVPLB) is composed of repre...

University of Oregon

Zach Wilkinson

Jeff Ehren

Sarah Hovet

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Encouraging students to discuss social justice issues as well social pressures encourages mental health resilience. The Associated Students of the University of Oregon’s (ASUO) Men’s Center has transitioned from its o...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

20 March 2019

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, a state law requiring the use of a screening tool is being used to combat sex trafficking at the individual level. The screening tool identifies and offers support and protection to victims of sex traffic...

Carolina Public Press

Kate Martin

Imari Scarbrough

20 March 2019

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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With the largest backlog of rape kits in the country, North Carolina is taking steps to expedite the process. A key challenge in this effort is the autonomy of police departments to test them at their own discretion. ...

University of Oregon

Kelsey Harnisch

Gina Scalpone

Corrin Avchin

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

ThinkProgress

Casey Quinlan

12 March 2019

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Changing norms surrounding masculinity begins with destigmatizing communication. Masculinity 101, a peer discussion group at Brown University, encourages students to be mindful of their behavior by promoting discussio...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

8 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Amid the nationwide discussion surrounding gender non-discrimination and sexual misconduct at American universities, the University of Utah has taken a proactive approach to realign its Title IX policies. In addition ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Rikha Sharma Rani

7 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Human trafficking has become an increasingly prevalent problem, especially in states such as Florida that host a large tourist population. To better serve the victims, Miami-Dade County has created a trauma-focused co...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Mary Meehan

1 March 2019

Gillette, Wyoming, United States

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Gillette, Wyoming is a small rural town that isn't connected to many resources, so that help for people who have experienced traumas can be difficult to access. With the implementation of the Gillette Abuse Refuge Fou...

Christian Science Monitor

Leslie Roberts

8 February 2019

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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The Neem Foundation brings intensive counseling and 1-on-1 therapy to survivors who escaped the horrific violence of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. With months of aid and tough conversations, t...

Christian Science Monitor

Sarita Santoshini

31 January 2019

West Bengal, India

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In India, survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are joining together to form support groups that aim to change community perspectives around prevention and rehabilitation efforts for young women. Not ...

News-Decoder

Priyanka Mogul

26 December 2018

Mumbai, India

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Indian women have turned to smartphone apps like Safecity to help protect them from sexual violence. These apps use a combination of geo tracking and crowd-sourced stories to illuminate patterns of abuse in certain lo...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

13 December 2018

New Delhi, India

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Across Asia, ride-sharing startups are being created to provide women with safe transportation options. From India to Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, these companies starting all-women teams of drivers or offering women the...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

14 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Coaches have unique relationships with their players and Milwaukee is using that to help young men create healthy, respectful relationships as part of a pilot project using the curriculum Coaching Boys Into Men. The t...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

13 November 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Researchers are using an approach that has reduced unsafe drinking on college campuses and applying it to preventing sexual assault and harassment by giving students actual facts about what their peers are doing and t...

Los Angeles Times

Amy Kaufman

29 October 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Created by three actors who are sexual assault survivors, Voices In Action is a secure and private system to report abuse. Those that report abuse can be connected to legal representation through the site as well as r...

Public Radio International

Louise Donovan

Hannah O'Neill

23 October 2018

Kenya

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In Kenya, and in other parts of Africa, widows are considered impure until a male has sex with them and cleanses them. If they don’t get cleansed they face social stigma. However, one widow, Roseline Orwa, refused, an...

The Guardian

Liz Ford

19 October 2018

Tajikistan

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A program in Tajikistan developed to address high rates of abuse against women is showing remarkable results through a combination of family counseling and economic empowerment of women. The pilot project was created ...

The Guardian

Anisa Sabiri

19 October 2018

Penjikent, Tajikistan

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In Tajikistan, a project created by international NGOs with local partners, and funded by the United Kingdom, provides counseling and skills training for families to reduce violence against women. The two regions that...

New York Magazine

Sonia Weiser

12 October 2018

India

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Using data collection and visualization, apps like SafeCity, HarassMap, and #WalkFreely are crowdsourcing locations where individuals have been sexually harassed or assaulted so that others know to take precautions. S...

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