Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced that he will pledge up to $35 million in funding to eliminate backlogs of untested sexual assault evidence kits, or “rape kits,” nationwide, generating DNA evidence that will help solve cases in New York City, New York State and across the country. The District Attorney’s Office will allocate funding to analyze untested rape kits, audit the scope of jurisdictions’ backlogs, create data- and information-sharing systems, and ensure jurisdictions adhere to best practices for the testing and use of rape kit evidence.

October 31, 2014


I’m not sure where to begin. Like you, the unfolding allegations of the past week have left me in shock, sadness, and some anger.

As you have no doubt heard, since CBC fired radio host Jian Ghomeshi on Sunday, his lawyers have commenced legal proceedings against us. That limits what we have been able to say about the circumstances of his firing, but we will defend our action. In the meantime, there are a few things that are important for me to address.

NOTE: This press release contains graphic content that may be triggering for some readers.

September 26, 2014

ENOLA—The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) believes that pornography and sexually explicit materials have no place in the highest law enforcement office in the Commonwealth —or any workplace—as it contributes to an environment that is inappropriate at best and hostile at worst.

September 25, 2014

ENOLA--The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) believes ‘contributory negligence’ is never an appropriate defense strategy for sexual assault-related cases.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

September 19, 2014



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August 13, 2014

Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate and acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has expressed solidarity with those seeking justice for women who suffered from sexual slavery imposed by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Phiri expressed these views in a letter to the Korean Council for Comfort Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan – War & Women's Human Rights Museum, as part of a global action on the second International Memorial Day for the “comfort women” observed on 14 August.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Press Release

EEOC Sues MountainKing Potatoes for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Supervisors Harassed Female Farmworkers Over Period of Time, Then Punished Them for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges

LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.


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