Thousands of United States service members who lost their military careers after reporting a sexual assault live with stigmatizing discharge papers that prevent them from getting jobs and benefits, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report is the result of a 28-month investigation by Human Rights Watch, with the support of Protect Our Defenders, a human rights organization that supports and advocates for survivors of military sexual assault.

16 MAY 2016 | GENEVA | COPENHAGEN - New WHO recommendations aim to help health workers provide better care to the more than 200 million girls and women worldwide living with female genital mutilation.

Violence against American Indians and Alaska Natives is more common than violence against others — far more common than previous research has indicated. One of NIJ’s core missions is understanding and preventing vio​lence using scientific methods that help policymakers and practitioners understand the full nature and extent of the problem. I am very proud of a study we just published about intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

May 4, 2016
 
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New data released today by Planned Parenthood Federation of America on consent and sexual assault shows that there continues to be a great deal of confusion about what consent is and the definitions of sexual assault.

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016—The World Bank Group and nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today awarded nine teams from around the world a total of US$1.2 million in recognition of their innovations to prevent gender-based violence.

The Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee has today published Sexual Violence in Conflict: A War Crime, in which it calls on the Government to set out ambitious policy goals for reducing conflict-related sexual violence to ensure the international momentum created by the Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) is not lost.

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NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

By Carrier Bettinger-Lopez
White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

 

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced the release of the FY2016 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant solicitation. A landmark program of the Obama-Biden Administration, the $45 million SAKI program will support a community-based response to ending the rape kit backlog in the United States.

What is the “rape kit backlog”?

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