“Andrew has a hard time articulating what he felt during the assault. All he remembers is being unable to speak or act. ‘I just remember focusing on the stall door, knowing that he was between me and my escape.’ ”
Preschool programs focused on treating children who have suffered from trauma continue to spring up across the country with the aim of preparing the most fragile young learners for kindergarten and beyond.
In India, rape is as much a social problem as it’s criminal. It’s a subject still shrouded in shame and stigma in a country governed by traditional patriarchy — which means women who have suffered sexual assault still hesitate to report it to the police for fear of backlash and social ostracism.
If it seems that there is a sudden spurt in rape cases in India it does not necessarily mean that the actual numbers of rapes have gone up drastically — it means more cases are being reported and highlighted.
Columbia University Is Under Federal Investigation For Sexual Assault Cases from Huffington Post, 01/12/2015
“The federal probes both stem from a complaint filed by 28 students and alumni against Columbia. From the original 23 student complainants in April, the number grew over the summer as they waited for the Office for Civil Rights’ decision on whether to open an investigation.”
Interrupting cycle of violence before young perpetrators and their victims reach adulthood from MedicalXpress, 01/12/2015
Researchers at the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center and the World Health Organization have conducted a review to identify effective or promising approaches for preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence against adolescents (10- to 19-year-olds)
“More than half of Bolivian women aged 15 to 49 have experienced intimate partner violence, according to a Pan American Health Organisation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that analysed data from 12 countries over the past 12 years. Of the Latin American and Caribbean nations surveyed, Bolivia ranked the most violent in terms of women who had experienced such violence.”