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Giovanna Lauro

20 April 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Congolese organization Living Peace Institute is working to heal the psychological trauma caused by the civil war fought from 1998 to 2003 which left millions dead. This work includes group therapy sessions, desti...

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Alexandra Ossola

16 April 2018

United States

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When Emily Kennedy was a teenager traveling in Eastern Europe she saw street kids she learned were trafficked by the Russian mob and decided to tackle human trafficking in her college work. The company she launched, M...

Financial Review

David Marin-Guzman

6 April 2018

Sydney, Australia

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In order to respond to sexual harrassment allegations against prominent members of the Australian theater community, directors, unions, and companies have collaborated on a new code of conduct. The code includes a ‘sa...

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Allison Herrera

2 April 2018

Marysville, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Reformatory for Women is a prison that offers inmates a chance to enroll in Tapestry, an inpatient drug treatment program that tries to delve into the deeper causes women turn to drugs. It also believes in ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Tara Duggan

29 March 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California a restaurant has created a system that allows servers to covertly notify management of harassment from customers. Employees of the establishment, Homeroom, came together to develop a color-coded...

Teen Vogue

Beatrice Dupuy

27 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The organization HEART Women & Girls was founded by Muslim women to provide a means for young women to receive culturally sensitive sex education, a safe space to discuss issues of sexuality and sexual violence, and t...

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Traci Tong

14 March 2018

Saudi Arabia

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Egyptian journalist and author Mona Eltahawy created the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to share her experience about getting sexually assaulted during Hajj, a five day pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place every year. Eltahawy...

The Guardian

Allison Griner

13 March 2018

United States

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While still a relatively new field, restorative justice is providing a way for some sexual assault survivors, and perpetrators, to make amends. Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime that involves th...

Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

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Whitney Eulich

7 March 2018

SOSHANGUVE, South Africa

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Group sessions, workplace videos, badges, these are just some of the ways various people around the world are addressing sexual, and physical assault. In light of the #MeToo movement in the U.S., the Christian Science...

The Washington Post

Jessica Contrera

20 February 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia, a bill was passed to test around 2,902 rape kits that had never been tested. Then, the state passes another law that rules police agencies have to notify all victims that their kits have been tested. Advo...

Christian Science Monitor

Howard LaFranchi

14 February 2018

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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All-female police units in Jaipur are patrolling hotspots for sexual harassment and gender-based violence, such as bus stops and parks. Among the first in India, these units, as well as all-women police stations, are ...

The New Yorker

Jia Tolentino

12 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Researchers at Columbia University undertook an exhaustive ethnography, interviewing hundreds of students on campus to understand the conditions under which sexual assault occurs. The idea was to get past common assum...

Los Angeles Times

Daniel Miller

12 February 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the wake of rampant sexual harrassment and abuse incidents in Hollywood, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists developed a new code of conduct regarding these issues. The code ...

The New York Times Magazine

Maggie Jones

7 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Teenagers consume a large amount of pornographic media at the same time that they are developing ideas about their sexual identity and preferences. A “porn literacy” class offered to Boston high school students helps ...

Outside

Krista Langlois

31 January 2018

United States

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As the United States grapples with its culture of sexual harassment and assault, women in the outdoor industry are starting demand action. Particularly in river guiding, harassment and discrimination are built into th...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

22 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new ordinance in Chicago requires hotels to give panic buttons to employees working in rooms alone. 58 percent of the city’s hotel workers report having experienced flashing, groping, and other forms of sexual haras...

Reveal

Bernice Yeung

16 January 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After a documentary brought to light the prevalence of sexual assault experiences by women janitors, a California janitors union decided it was going to do something about the issue. Women leaders within the union con...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Michelle Faust

26 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Talk Project is a peer-to-peer training program for teens to learn and ask questions about issues of consent and sexual violence. The program has been effective and participants have, in turn, received training to...

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Edward Siddons

14 December 2017

Kentucky, United States

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As cases of sexual violence on college campuses gain greater attention, one program aims to learn from past failures in order to train bystanders to act in the face of this violence. Green Dot, originally piloted at t...

Newsweek

Sarah O'Hagan

6 December 2017

Ethiopia

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Around the world, adolescent girls are susceptible to sexual harassment but girls in crisis areas are likely to be forgotten, or the solutions do not reach them. A new training program is designed for such conflict ar...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

6 December 2017

United States

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A software platform, developed by a women-led nonprofit startup, aims to make it easier and less traumatic for victims to report sexual assault. In use on 12 college campuses, Callisto provides administrators and stud...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

17 November 2017

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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Oregon’s Ashland Police Department has implemented a new program to make reporting sexual assault a safer, more accessible process. The “You Have Options” program teaches officers how to respond to those volunteering ...

Generocity

Malcolm Burnley

16 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program called Circles in Vermont is built on the idea that it takes an entire community to help sex offenders reintegrate back into a community. Circles is also used in other states and countries and creates suppor...

CityLab

Erica Sweeney

14 November 2017

Arkansas, United States

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Truck stops are a hotspot for human trafficking. In Arkansas, where trucking is one of the state’s largest industries, truck drivers are being trained to spot human trafficking. If they see anything suspicious, they c...

Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN News)

Caitlin Burke

28 October 2017

United States

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A software helps investigators link crimes in different parts of the country to find patterns that indicate human trafficking. Traffic Jam uses artificial intelligence to comb through reams of public records and data,...

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