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Sexual Assault Victims

Ending the Culture of Silence: How Technology Can Improve Reporting of Sexual Assault

Yasmin Green | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology
Yasmin Green

Once you start to think about the challenges that victims of sexual assault face when they try to get help, you may better understand why fewer than 10 percent of victims end up reporting the crimes. But a simple technology tool promises to make it easier to protect victims and end the culture of silence around sexual assault.

When Colleges Threaten To Punish Students Who Report Sexual Violence

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.09.2015 | College

A neighbor overheard Vanessa and her boyfriend shouting and the sound of something -- her body, it turns out -- hitting the dorm room wall one night i...

Enough With The Victim Blaming

Vickie R. Sides | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Vickie R. Sides

One of the most difficult things about working with survivors of violence is helping them cope with the internal and external blame. Yes. Victims blame themselves as much as we blame them.

How To Tell If Your Experience Of Sexual Assault Is Valid In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

A lot of time, energy and web space is taken up questioning the stories of survivors of sexual assault. People wonder why some of Bill Cosby's 20+...

Allegations Against Bill Cosby Begin To Snowball

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos & Emma Gray | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women

Three more women have come forward with allegations against Bill Cosby. Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie and Louisa Moritz are three of the 11 women who ...

Florida State Sexual Assault Survivors Face Extra Burden From Police

New York Times | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

After downing a double dose of NyQuil to fight a cold, the young woman woke in a man’s dormitory room with a vague memory of someone being on top of...

Objection, Your Honor

Ellen Magnis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Victim blaming has absolutely no place in the courtroom, especially by a judge.

Tyler Kingkade

College Accused Of Secretly Tracking 'Anonymous' Sexual Assault Reports | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Faculty and students at Occidental College in Los Angeles are accusing school administrators of tracking individuals who use an online form to anonymo...

Female Veteran Condemns Poster Blaming Sexual Assault Victims

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

When Jennifer Stephens, an armed forces veteran and battalion commander in the Ohio National Guard, saw a sexual assault prevention poster at the Wrig...

WATCH: Fake Doctor Targeted, Assaulted Hispanics

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.25.2012 | Latino Voices

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Juan Alberto Ruan-Rivera was arrested last week after claiming to be a medical practitioner licensed in Mex...

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Credible' Rape Victim?

Keli Goff | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Is there any woman on the planet whose word, reputation and behavior is considered beyond reproach enough that she can accuse someone in power of assaulting her and have a real shot at being taken seriously?

'I Am A Rape Survivor'

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

As I read that poem, I realized that up to this point, considering myself a rape survivor was almost laughable. I hadn't been thinking like a survivor but like a victim.

A New Year Call To Action -- For The Kids

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Dimond

How little it takes from us -- a bit of money, donations of supplies or just volunteer time -- to help create something that changes the life of a child in crisis.

At Harvard, Silence Around Sexual Assault

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Last spring, Ryan found himself outside late at night, alone with his boyfriend, who had just consumed nine shots of tequila. The boyfriend tried to...