For Immediate Release

December 31, 2015

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Create Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Report Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Release No.: NR-007-16

January 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a new guidance from the Justice Department designed to help law enforcement agencies prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence, highlighting the need for clear policies, robust training and responsive accountability systems.

BERLIN, Germany, 14 December 2015 – With more than 300,000 refugee and migrant children having entered Germany this year, UNICEF and the Government of Germany today announced a new partnership aimed at improving their care and protection.

Despite efforts at all levels of German society, the sheer scale of the crisis has strained the German welfare system, leaving refugee and migrant children at risk, according to a joint assessment by the German authorities and UNICEF.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape embraces a set of core values to guide our work to end sexual violence and advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault. It appears that officials within PA’s courts and justice system would benefit from a similar guide.

Military Sexual Trauma: Prevalent and Under Treated

November 3, 2015

Stigma, treatment barriers affect male and female survivors

WASHINGTON — Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs in myths about male rape, and feelings of helplessness, according to articles published by the American Psychological Association.

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

 WASHINGTON, October 28, 2015 — The Defense Department today honored groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively affect sexual assault prevention.

The AAS Executive Committee approved the following statement on 15 October 2015:

WASHINGTON-(October 8, 2015)-- CARE’s Vice President of Advocacy, David Ray testified before U.S. Congress in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa today. He talked to the Congressional subcommittee about the harsh realities facing the millions of Syrian refugees and displaced inside Syria, the impacts on women and girls and what the U.S. government and international community can do to alleviate the suffering of civilians.


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