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Outrage in Spain as Country Awaits the 'Wolf Pack' Gang Rape Case Verdict

Five men are accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in 2016. As their trial comes to a close, Spanish feminists are outraged over the way the alleged victim has been treated, both in the media and in court.
Sirin Kale
11.29.17
crime
crime

Twenty-Three Women Murdered in Uganda, And No One Knows Why

As the police struggles to mount a response to the grisly murders, community activists are determined to keep putting pressure on the authorities.
Amy Fallon
11.29.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

What It’s Like to Speak Out as a Male Rape Victim

"It had never crossed my mind that a man could be raped... You never think these things might happen to us as well.”
Sirin Kale
11.28.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

How Bartenders Are Learning to Stop Sexual Assault on the Job

Safe Bars was founded in Washington D.C. to train bar staff how to intervene in cases of sexual assault. Now, it's rolling out across the country.
S.E. Fleenor
11.27.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Pioneering Therapy Helping Sexual Violence Survivors

EMDR therapy helps victims of abuse reprocess their trauma by moving their eyes around or tapping them on the leg. Some say that treatment has changed their lives.
Sirin Kale
11.24.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

After Reporting Her Rape, a Teen Girl Says She Was Pushed Out of High School

DarbiAnne Goodwin says she was raped off campus during her sophomore year—and when administrators failed to offer her meaningful support following the incident, she felt her only choice was to enroll in an "alternative school."
Rebecca Grant
11.22.17
sexual harassment
sexual harassment

'Good Guys' Harass and Abuse Women, Too

This morning, 36 women who worked with Senator Al Franken at SNL published a letter defending his character in light of recent accusations of sexual misconduct. Women's rights advocates explain the negative impact this could have on other survivors.
Kimberly Lawson
11.21.17
sexual violence
sexual violence

This Drama Workshop Is Teaching Kids About Sexual Harassment—And How To Challenge It

How do you educate schoolkids about complicated issues like sexism and sexual violence? The answer might lie in a unique drama workshop being trialled in London and northeast England.
Sirin Kale
11.17.17
police
police

Police Officers Fired After Leaving Voicemail Wishing Child 'Gets Raped'

The Avon and Somerset Constabulary​ police officers accidentally left the message on a phone belonging to the child's mother.
Sirin Kale
11.10.17
sexual harassment
sexual harassment

'Is This Our Watershed Moment?'

As the sexual misconduct allegations against high profile men—from Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K. to Harvey Weinstein—continue to mount, advocates for survivors ask if this snowballing momentum of accusations will finally create a cultural shift.
Kimberly Lawson
11.9.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

This Woman Is Crowdfunding to Send Her Alleged Rapist to Jail

Emily Hunt's rape case was dropped after insufficient evidence. Thanks to a little-known UK law, she's planning to take her alleged attacker to court in a private prosecution—and she wants to do the same for other alleged victims.
Sirin Kale
11.7.17
politics
politics

Women Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment and Sexism in Parliament

"He would get drunk and lunge at me."
Sirin Kale
11.2.17