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Finlay Young

11 October 2018

Monrovia, Liberia

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Created to “help some of the world’s most vulnerable children get off the street and into school," More Than Me Foundation exposed its students to widespread sexual abuse by an influential staffer. The charity lacked ...

Public Radio International

Allison Herrera

9 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Hotel workers and members of the union, Unite Here, successfully lobbied for a law that makes it mandatory for hotels in Chicago to provide a safety device, known as a panic button, to workers. The ordinance also in...

U.S. News & World Report

Beth Howard

1 October 2018

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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School-sponsored instruction on affirmative consent and increased resources for victims of sexual violence on campus have brought colleges closer to meeting Title IX requirements. Across the United States, schools lik...

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Jacky Achan

25 September 2018

Uganda

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Uganda has sub-Saharan Africa’s only government-run child helpline--a free way for children to report physical, emotional, and sexual violence perpetrated against them. Police are supposed to work with probation offic...

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Michaela Haas

17 September 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Chef Erin Wade, and her staff, decided they were going to do something about servers getting sexually harassed by customers. So, they implemented a colored-coded system that ranks behaviors according to a certain colo...

The New York Times

Julia Jacobs

12 September 2018

United States

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Speak, a young adult novel that grapples with sexual violence, was heralded for its unflinching honesty. Now, in the wake of the #MeToo era, librarians and educators are “ turning to fiction to help teenagers understa...

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Anna-Catherine Brigida

11 September 2018

El Salvador

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El Salvador joins other countries and states who are creating specialized tribunals for gender-based crimes. The court focuses on 11 crimes “femicide, diffusion of porn (as in revenge porn), and three forms of economi...

South China Morning Post

Laurie Chen

25 August 2018

China

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Two young adults from Changshu, China are behind a growing movement to bring attention to and educate students and teachers on the silent subject of child sexual abuse in China. In addition to tackling the big picture...

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Carl Segerstrom

20 August 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The group Truckers Against Trafficking launched in 2009 to enlist the help of truck drivers to spot and report cases of human trafficking, which was common at many truck stops. The group trains truckers through video ...

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Arthur Nazaryan

17 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...

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Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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Ohio has invested heavily in new technology and processes to improve and streamline the testing of rape kits. As Washington grapples with limited resources and lab inefficiencies, it looks to Ohio as an example of pro...

Public Radio International

Shaina Shealy

13 August 2018

Myanmar

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Across Myanmar, women are addressing the high prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women. Some, are advocating for the death penalty for those convicted of rape, some are trying to attack root causes, while ...

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Edward Siddons

10 August 2018

United States

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A strategy of self-defense advanced by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s shows much more efficacy in preventing sexual assaults than more recent programs aimed at perpetrators. Empowerment Self-Defence teaches an array...

The Guardian

Gavin Kelleher

3 August 2018

Nepal

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In Nepal a team of people monitor border crossings to rescue young women being trafficked into brothels in India. The women are tricked into believing there are jobs waiting for them rather than brutal lives of sexual...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 July 2018

United States

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Truckers are ideally placed to spot and report sex trafficking. “They’ve been trained to be vigilant and they’re on the city streets, pulling into areas and being put up in hotels where this happens,” says Kylla Lanie...

NPR

Josie Huang

23 June 2018

California, United States

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For almost ten years, HEART Women and Girls, has been offering culturally-specific sex education for the Muslim community across the United States. HEART not only provides in-person training and online discussions, bu...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarita Santoshini

15 June 2018

Uganda

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Sylvia Acan, co-founded Golden Women vision, an organization that teaches Ugandan women to bake cakes with the aim of helping them improve their social economic status. Many of the women, like Acan, became victims o...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

12 June 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A program that trains girls and young women how to defend themselves against rape has proven highly effective in Kenya and is spreading to other countries, including Canada and the U.S. No Means No Worldwide trains gi...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Karis Hustad

11 June 2018

Sweden

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Sweden's version of the #MeToo movements, #Teknisktfel, is focused on women that have experienced sexual harassment in the tech industry, and it's gaining attention from activist organizations. Nearly 2,000 people hav...

NPR

Durrie Bouscaren

6 June 2018

Papua New Guinea

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Volunteer advocates in Papua New Guinea are trained by the United Nations to be human rights defenders and are crucial links for women facing abuse to help them navigate through legal proceedings to get protection. In...

Yes! Magazine

Meera Vijayann

16 May 2018

Virginia, United States

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Since the mid-1980s, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia (PCAV) has used theater to teach elementary and middle school students about sexual abuse and in the process empower them to report it. Over the course of 34 years, 13...

IRIN

Ben Parker

2 May 2018

United Kingdom

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There is no international watchdog monitoring the estimated 450,000 humanitarian aid workers operating worldwide. After sex-for-aid abuses in West Africa became high-profile news in 2002, initiatives were established ...

The Guardian

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Olivia Solon

1 May 2018

United States

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Immersive virtual reality trains students and employees on how actions can lead to harassment and discrimination in schools and the workplace. These interactive games have shown to be effective at helping people retai...

NPR

Michelle Mercer

30 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The We Have Voice Collective is a group of 14 diverse female and non-binary musicians who have developed a code of conduct to address harrassment. Their goal is for the code to be instituted by venues, festivals, labe...

The New York Times

Giovanni Russonello

30 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The We Have Voice Collective, a group of female and non-binary jazz and experimental musicians, have developed a code of conduct in response to rampant sexual harrassment and abuse in the music community. The collecti...

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