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Meera Vijayann

25 September 2017

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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 ...

News Deeply

Cristina Maza

22 June 2017

Jaipur, India

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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...

Vice

Emily McCarty

7 June 2017

United States

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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...

How We Get to Next

Christine Ro

8 February 2017

United States

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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 ...

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Martha Lane Fox

15 January 2017

Tunisia

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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...

The Guardian

Priyanka Borpujari

12 December 2016

India

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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...

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

24 October 2016

Buenaventura, Colombia

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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...

NPR

Avery Lill

22 September 2016

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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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...

News Deeply

Hannah McNeish

26 July 2016

Dedza, Malawi

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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...

ELLE Magazine

Anna Clark

23 June 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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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...

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Chris Peak

7 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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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 ...

Wisconsin Watch

Dee J. Hall

31 May 2016

Wisconsin, United States

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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...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gina Barton

14 May 2016

Montpelier, Vermont, United States

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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.

The Guardian

Kary Stewart

20 April 2016

Turbaco, Colombia

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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...

The Huffington Post

Tyler Kingkade

7 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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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...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

The New Yorker

Sarah Stillman

4 March 2016

United States

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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...

Bright Magazine

Joanna Schroeder

6 January 2016

Santa Clarita, California, United States

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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.

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

21 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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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.

Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

16 November 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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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 ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

David Leveille

29 October 2015

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

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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...

The Huffington Post

Tyler Kingkade

23 September 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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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...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

15 September 2015

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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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 ...

Wyoming Public Radio

Melodie Edwards

28 August 2015

Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, United States

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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 ...

The Huffington Post

Tyler Kingkade

19 August 2015

Austin, Texas, United States

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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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