These Often-Invisible Women Experience Sexual Assault At An Alarming Rate

A new study reflects a troubling reality regarding sexual assault on Skid Row.

The Downtown Women's Action Coalition, which aims to improve housing services for women, found that about half of all homeless women living in the downtown Los Angeles area have experienced sexual assault -- a rate 2.5 times greater than that of women nationwide. The disproportionate rate, the study claims, exemplifies the chronic effects of violence against women.

 

To read full article, visit this Huffington Post link.

Filed under