Women Veterans at Much Higher Risk of Suicide Than Women Civilians, Report Says

We talked to an expert in veteran affairs about the unique challenges that women veterans face.
Kimberly Lawson

Men Are Finding Loopholes in US Law to Marry Children

According to a 2017 report, more than 200,000 children—some as young as 13—were married between 2000 and 2015 in the US.
Kimberly Lawson

Pregnant Women Are Being Arrested for Crimes They Didn't Know They Committed

In the United States, state-level legislation is being used to prosecute pregnant women who use drugs—violating their civil rights and making it impossible for them to get the help they need.
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

New Report Exposes How Schools Dismiss Rape as 'Hazing' or 'Bullying'

In an expansive investigation on student sexual assault, the Associated Press discovered about 17,000 official reports of sexual violence by students in grades K-12 over a recent four-year period.
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

Rape Victims Who Go to the Emergency Room Forced to Pay About $1,000 in Bills

A new study that examines the medical bills incurred by privately insured women who received emergency room care for rape offers a snapshot of just how expensive sexual assault can be.
Kimberly Lawson
domestic violence

Trump Plans to Pull Funding for Violence Against Women Programs, Report Says

An expert in criminal justice reform and former senior adviser in the Office of Justice Programs at the Justice Department explains why the proposed efforts to reduce funding "are very concerning."
Kimberly Lawson
revenge porn

One in 25 Americans Say They’ve Been a Victim of Revenge Porn

While the issue is widespread, young women and gay, lesbian, and bisexual people face a greater chance of being publicly exposed online.
Kimberly Lawson

Almost Half of Middle Schools Students Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Says

A new study surveying Illinois students aged 10 to 15 finds that 43 percent have been subjected to unwanted sexual commentary—and 21 percent said they had been touched in a sexual way.
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

The Government Has No Clue How Many People Have Experienced Sexual Assault

A new study finds that the federal government is unable to determine how widespread the problem of sexual assault is in the US, in part because no one is able to agree on a single definition of sexual violence.
Kimberly Lawson

Queer Teens Facing 'Unacceptable' Levels of Physical and Sexual Violence

A survey released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that teens who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual are significantly more at risk for violence and depression than their straight peers.
Kimberly Lawson
sexual assault

The People Who Examine Rape Victims Are Undertrained, New Report Says

A new government report finds that various hospitals across the country often fail to use or track federal funds given to them to help train workers in rape examinations, which can lead to fewer prosecutions.
Cole Kazdin