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25 September 2017
As sexual assaults, especially on university campuses, continue to go on and programs and measures aimed to help the victims of assault are receiving less support, new solutions are involving bars. 'Raise the bar' is ...
22 June 2017
Sexual harassment is rampant in the streets of India, and too often escalates into violence that can lead to horrific incidents like the gang rape and murder of a female student in 2012. To help address the issue, Jai...
7 June 2017
For individuals with severe social anxiety, been victims of rape or abuse, or have disabilities they may never have had a sexual experience. Sex workers or surrogates can offer a trusting environment to help these in...
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8 February 2017
From gender-segregated buses in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro, to more lighting and staff on Washington, D.C.’s metro system, cities around the world are taking steps to make public transportation safer for women. Some of ...
15 January 2017
Over 15 Minutes
Tunisian women have more rights than any other Islamic country. Since their revolution in 1956, the country has led the Arab world in establishing rights for women. Since then, legislation is still being pushed forwar...
12 December 2016
Sexual violence is a huge problem in India. The mobile apps and online maps created in response aren’t helping. Why? The tools are unreliable, not integrated with government services, and don’t address the cultural dy...
24 October 2016
Over 3000 Words
In Colombia, violence against women and domestic abuse are some of the highest in the region due to prolonged conflict, distrust in police and justice system, and economic oppression. Women are helping each other surv...
22 September 2016
Ashland, Oregon, United States
In Ashland, Oregon, the police department has launched a program that better serves sexual assault survivors by putting them at the center. The program, called You Have Options, considers the challenges that survivors...
26 July 2016
Sexual abuse and rape are frequent and accepted parts of the social fabric in Malawi. To combat that, Malawi girls and boys take self defense classes to learn how to avert assault in order to protect themselves and ot...
23 June 2016
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Over 3000 Words
In the past six years, backlogs of untested rape kits have been discovered across the country. Under the leadership of county prosecutor Kym Worthy, Detroit saw the nation's most ambitious—and effective—response to it...
7 June 2016
Palo Alto, California, United States
Rapes at college campuses occur at significant rates, and many proposed fixes are not working. Campus self-defense classes could potentially help women, such as at Stanford where Daly Montgomery (a student) created a ...
Dee J. Hall
31 May 2016
Wisconsin, United States
To reduce violence and aggreesion trauma-informed care become the new standard in Wisconsin for juvenile corrections. However, at the two highlighted facillities there has been greater violence and an investigation of...
14 May 2016
Montpelier, Vermont, United States
Communities nationwide, including in Wisconsin, work to help ex-prisoners by surrounding them with supportive people. But in Vermont, a statewide network funded by the DOC makes it happen.
20 April 2016
Over 15 Minutes
La Ciudad de Las Mujeres or the City of Women was built by displaced women in Colombia. They are the survivors of violence from the Colombian war. “Today the neighbourhood has its own infrastructure, housing almost 50...
7 April 2016
Oregon, United States
Oregon State University was being criticized for its handling of sexual assault cases, particularly Brenda Tracy's case that occurred in 1998. Now years later, the president of OSU- Ed Ray, has formally apologized, hi...
24 March 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.
4 March 2016
Over 3000 Words
Juveniles who were placed on sex offender registries, some for crimes they committed before they were even teens, face a slew of life changing consequences that follows them for the rest of their life: “depression, ad...
6 January 2016
Santa Clarita, California, United States
One in six boys in the United States has experienced sexual abuse before turning 18. With few recovery options in real life, more of them are going online for support.
21 December 2015
New York, New York, United States
Domestic abuse of the staff in the households of the 1% is often overlooked or ignored. But foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are finally being held accountable.
16 November 2015
Immokalee, Florida, United States
Sexual harassment and assault, and almost non-existent job security, are just some of the problems that plague migrant workers in the United States. A decade-long farm worker-led effort to push corporations to demand ...
29 October 2015
Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada
Rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and domestic violence are disproportionately higher among indigenous women, and girls in rural villages in the Canadian north are at particular risk. FOXY, a trav...
23 September 2015
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
A national survey showed that few college students intervene when witnessing a sexual assault. The school with the highest rate of student intervention was Dartmouth College, where students receive bystander preventio...
15 September 2015
Kirkland, Washington, United States
Under 800 Words
Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...
28 August 2015
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, United States
By some estimates, sexual assault on U.S. Indian reservations is the worst in the world with one in three Native women assaulted during their lifetime. But nine courageous women at Wind River Reservation are trying a ...
19 August 2015
Austin, Texas, United States
2014 was a year marked nationwide by activism and unprecedented federal attention to the issue of campus sexual assault. The University of Texas system is putting $1.7 million into a comprehensive, multi-year effort t...
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