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For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice

May 23, 2012

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Native Americans are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault in remote Alaskan villages like Emmonak, women’s advocates say. EMMONAK, Alaska — She was 19, a young Alaska Native woman in this icebound fishing village of 800 in the Yukon River delta, when an intruder broke into her home and raped her. The man left. Shaking, the […]

Missoula "SlutWalk" empowers victims of sexual violence

April 15, 2012

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Posted: Apr 14, 2012 10:20 PM by Alex Schwier (KPAX News) Updated: Apr 14, 2012 11:19 PM Missoula “SlutWalk” empowers victims of sexual violence MISSOULA- High heels and short skirts made a huge statement in Missoula Saturday. Many Missoulians stood tall in the solidarity of supporting victims of sexual assault. The weather warms to summer […]

Merlene Davis: More men are needed in effort to end sexual violence

April 10, 2012

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By Merlene Davis — Herald-Leader columnistPosted: 12:00am on Apr 10, 2012 Donald McPherson During my son’s first elementary school basketball practice, I remember catching my breath when his coach warned the young boys not to play like little girls. It was not the last time I would hear similar words hurled at young boys when […]

Death of Rape Victim in Morocco Sparks Calls for Legal Reform

April 6, 2012

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By KRISTEN MCTIGHEPublished: April 5, 2012 RABAT, MOROCCO — On March 10, Amina Filali, 16, died in a hospital in Larache, a small town in northern Morocco, after swallowing rat poison. Allegedly raped at knife point by a man nearly 10 years older, she had committed suicide after being forced to marry her rapist to […]

A 365 Day-a-Year Problem

April 6, 2012

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04/ 4/2012K. SujataPresident/CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women A month of sexual assault awareness is good, but what women really need is year-round action. If you are reading this, chances are you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. You are probably also mindful of the startling statistics: rape harms one in five women in […]

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Sexual violence forcing girls out of school

April 6, 2012

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Photo: Ana Santos/ IRINThe threat of sexual violence prevents girls in PNG from attending school PORT MORESBY, 6 April 2012 (IRIN) – In the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) sexual violence against young girls, and the shame and stigma that follows, is forcing many out of school and others into early marriage. A […]

Rep. Gwen Moore on Her Own Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women Act

March 30, 2012

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by Patricia Murphy Mar 29, 2012 12:13 AM EDT Rep. Gwen Moore took to the House floor Wednesday to share her personal experience of sexual assault. She tells Patricia Murphy why the Violence Against Women Act must be passed—and how this Congress has a preoccupation with ‘putting women in their place.’ Rep. Gwen Moore is […]