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30 June 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping mall...
11 June 2015
Miami, Florida, United States
“Empowerment self-defense” teaches women how to defend themselves against sexual assault, psychological awareness, and how to be verbally assertive. A study showed that women who took empowerment self defense classes...
10 June 2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sexual violence is a serious hazard on college campuses - by some estimates, one in five female students are raped, and women tend to be at the greatest risk during their first year on campus. But a program that train...
10 June 2015
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
In the debate over how to reduce sexual assault on university campuses, proposing self-defense classes for women is controversial. But, according to new landmark Canadian research, it works.
1 May 2015
Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia
In south-central Somalia, which includes Mogadishu, Somalia’s largest city, survivors of sexual violence have particularly scant hope for justice. Somalian women find safety and help at a one-stop center where victims...
13 April 2015
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Over 3000 Words
As campuses across the country race to address a burgeoning nationwide conversation about sexual assault, policymakers, politicians, university counselors and students alike are faced with a lack of quantitative infor...
1 December 2014
Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya
For adolescent girls in Kenya, poverty increases the likelihood of sexual exploitation. The Safe and Smart Savings program at Zelyn Academy creates a “safe space," where girls can talk about two seemingly disparate — ...
11 November 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
The Pittsburgh startup company, Lifeshel, has developed a phone case, called Whistl, that help those in an emergency, specifically those who may be being assaulted. The technology is activated by buttons on the outsid...
20 November 2013
Houston, Texas, United States
Most U.S. cities are sitting on thousands of backlogged rape kits that have gone untested. Yet in 2010, Houston (under newly elected Mayor Annise Parker) began an effort that ultimately eliminated its own staggering b...
5 June 2013
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In Democratic Republic of Congo, rape has become a routine weapon of war - but the country has little or no treatment for those with mental health issues resulting from sexual assault. A method of group therapy design...
28 May 2013
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Clergy abuse in the Catholic church has been rampant and was often swept under the rug. Until Barrett Doyle and others started 'Bishop Accountability' to keep a record of clergy abuse, and a support group and blog hav...
11 May 2013
Maps, art exhibitions, and online documents, are all methods in which women, activists, and students are fighting against sexual harassment on university campuses in the middle east. “It’s actually being broached as a...
27 April 2013
In India “more than 75 000 cases of cruelty by husbands or relatives against women were registered in 2009.” There are no general, medical guidelines for doctors to follow when examining victims of sexual assault. An ...
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