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rape
rape

Rape Victims Are Illegally Questioned About Their Sexual Past in UK Courts

Alarming new research finds that legislation protecting rape survivors from having their sexual history dragged through the courts is routinely ignored.
Sirin Kale
9.25.17
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

After Abuse and Prison, a Woman Faces Deportation to a Country She's Never Been To

Ny Nourn has spent the last 16 years incarcerated for her role in a murder perpetrated by her ex, a man twice her age who she says violently abused her. She was paroled earlier this year—but now she faces being deported to Cambodia.
Victoria Law
8.10.17
immigration
immigration

Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

Despite the jail failing two recent state inspections, the federal government will allow Waller County deputies to act to a certain degree as immigration officials.
Kimberly Lawson
7.21.17
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Watch Live: How Can We Tackle the Challenges Women Face in US Prisons?

Broadly is live at the Women Unshackled conference in DC to discuss the unique challenges faced by women every day in the US justice system.
Broadly Staff
7.18.17
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence

Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.
Victoria Law
7.13.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

Teen Rape Victim Sentenced to 30 Years for Stillbirth in El Salvador

After being raped by a gang member, Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz experienced a stillbirth. This week, she was convicted of homicide on the grounds that she had failed to get proper antenatal care.
Kimberly Lawson
7.7.17
cosby trial
cosby trial

What It Felt Like to Attend the Cosby Trial With Six of His Accusers

I spent 13 days at the Cosby trial with a group of women who say he drugged and sexually assaulted them—which made the eventual mistrial all the more painful.
Caroline Heldman
6.20.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Survivors See Cosby Mistrial as Evidence for Why Women Don't Report Assault

After Bill Cosby's trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, survivors and advocates point to fundamental issues in the judicial system that prevent sexual assault victims from seeing justice.
Bethy Squires
6.19.17
crime
crime

What I Learned After My Study on Men Secretly Removing Condoms Went Viral

When a law review article I wrote about nonconsensual condom removal—or "stealthing"—went viral, I knew I'd struck a chord with countless victims throughout the world. But I worry about how politicians are responding to this new class of crime.
Alexandra Brodsky
5.24.17
New York
New York

Rikers Corrections Officer Accused of Raping Inmates for Years to Stand Trial

Two women who say they were repeatedly raped by officer Benny Santiago have reached a settlement with the city of New York—but they have not dropped their allegations against the man they say sexually abused them.
Leila Ettachfini
5.3.17
documentary
documentary

The Ongoing Trauma of the Muslim Students an Undercover Cop Spied on For 4 Years

A new documentary, "Watched," examines the story of an undercover NYPD officer who spent four years infiltrating a group of Muslim college students—and the harrowing psychological effects on two young Muslim women who had to live under such invasive...
Aviva Stahl and Jeanne Theoharis
4.21.17
California
California

After Years of Sexual Assault by Parole Officer, Woman Fights for Right to Sue

A California mother of three endured years of sexual violence at her parole officer's hands—but a provision in state law is keeping her from suing her attacker and the probation office that allegedly looked the other way.
Gabby Bess
4.4.17