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December 8, 2009

Contact: Sopheak Tek

tek@sisterslead.org

MOVIE “PRECIOUS” MAY CAUSE SURVIVORS TO RELIVE THEIR CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ASSAULT 

Sex assault victim advocates on Tuesday again pointed to an unofficial Air Force songbook with derogatory lyrics about women and gay airmen as a reason for filing a new lawsuit against the Defense Department.

To read full article, visit this Stars and Stripes link.

 

Congolese army commanders signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed Tuesday as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts.

To read full article, visit this ABC News link.

ALBANY—U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand promoted her federal legislation to address sexual assault on college campuses during an Albany-based public radio show on Tuesday.

To read full article, visit this Capital New York link.

That notional situation was sketched out by officials with the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, in survey interviews with 122 American male service members across the country. Forty-eight of them — more than a third — said they have heard about something like that happening, the GAO said in investigative findings released Thursday.

The Charlottesville Police Department said Monday that there was “no evidence” to support the account of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house depicted in a Rolling Stone magazine article published in November 2014.

To read full article, visit this Al Jazeera America link.

(Harrisburg) -- A task force will examine aspects of fraternity and sorority life at Penn State as police investigate photos of naked and semi-nude women posted on a Facebook page linked to a university fraternity.

To read full article, visit this WITF link.

Police have launched an investigation into current and former Kappa Delta Rho fraternity members' possible involvement in posting pictures of nude and apparently unconscious women to an invite-only Facebook page allegedly run by the group. No suspects have been identified and no charges have been pressed in connection with the sexual misconduct.

LaBelle joined the more than 150 people gathered outside of Old Main on Penn State's campus to protest and to deliver messages to the campus community and university administration.

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations personnel were accused in nearly 80 cases of rape, sexual assault and sex trafficking in 2014 alone, with the bulk of the cases involving peacekeepers deployed to some of the most troubled parts of the world.

The findings, part of a 32-page report released quietly last week, are part of a decade-long effort by the organization to stanch sexual abuse by its own staff and soldiers.

On Tuesday, the Senate will take a procedural vote on the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act.

To read full article, visit this Christian Science Monitor link.

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