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Teaching women self-defence still the best way to reduce sexual assaults: study

The Globe and Mail

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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.

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A guide to Reinvestigating Rape: Old Evidence, New Answers

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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In Cleveland, as in much of the United States, rape remains muffled by stigma and cloaked with such secrecy that discussions about it often are relegated to courtrooms. Activists are now campaigning for more widespread testing of rape kits to actively tackle the problem.

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Guiding Families to a Fair Day in Court

The New York Times

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Millions of families of arrested individuals do not know what to do to help, how to obtain a lawyer, or what the process entails in the court system. Created by Albert Cobarrubius Justice Project, participatory defense is a type of community organizing that teaches and empowers people who face cr...

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Helping Brazil's Poor Heal at Home

The New York Times

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Physical illnesses trigger and exacerbate poverty because costs are too high to treat them. The Associação Saúde Criança in Rio de Janeiro counsels poor, urban families with ill children. Volunteers assist families with food, medicine, vocational training, housing, legal aid, among other services...

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When Lenders Won't Listen

The New York Times

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In part, miscommunication between bankers, brokers and homeowners created the 2008 economic crisis. Protection laws mandating better labeling and trusted third-party intermediaries could improve communication and help prevent another crisis.

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How Former Prisoners are Set up to Fail, Especially if They're Women

Cosmopolitan

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Los Angeles transitional living facility that has helped more than 750 women stay ...

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Mumbai slum dwellers say 'I have to help' stop violence against women

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Life in the Mumbai slum of Dharavi is stressful and sometimes violent, especially for women. Domestic violence is rampant, as are assaults out on the streets. An NGO called SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action) is trying to change the prevalence of violence here with the help o...

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India's Golden Chance

Virginia Quarterly Review

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Pathfinder International is a global organization that educates the poor in more than twenty countries on matters of reproductive health. In India, where many girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood, this education could be a key step toward freedom and equality.

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The surprising city where rape victims are finding justice

TakePart

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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 can report their crime to police while also receiving medical care, legal couns...

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The University Of Texas Makes Major Investment To Address Deficits In Campus Sexual Assault Research

The Huffington Post

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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 to combat sexual assault on campus.

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