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99 percent of women face sexual harassment, 70 percent do not fight back: Survey, 7/23/2014

July 24th, 2014 SaraS No comments

“The survey, conducted by Ma Style Care, reveals disturbing number of women who face sexual harassment everyday. Out of the 2,500 respondents, including students, homemakers and working professionals, 99 per cent said they had faced sexual harassment in metro trains, markets, educational institutes, workplaces, on social media websites and during morning walks.”

Read more at: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/99-per-cent-women-face-sexual-harassment-70-per-cent-do-not-fight-back-survey/487821-3.html

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DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans: Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem from ACL News, 7/9/14

July 17th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

The Elder Justice Roadmap, being published today, reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse.

Read more: http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Press_Releases/archive_ACL/2014/2014_07_09.aspx

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint from the New York Times, 7/12/14

July 15th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Disappointment is a recurring theme among many students who ask their schools to adjudicate their sexual-assault complaints. “Most of the students I work with say, ‘Had I known how bad the school process was, I would not have reported at all,’ ” said Annie E. Clark, who counsels assault victims on their rights.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?_r=3

Teens Say School Sex Harassment Goes Unpunished from Women’s eNews 7/10/2014

July 11th, 2014 SaraS No comments

“One boy used to slip her notes during class, asking her out, saying that he loved her and only wanted to be with her. “I felt creeped out. I felt gross,” said Hernandez, who lives in Suffolk County, N.Y. As his notes became more persistent she became more nervous. “I wanted to get him off my back,” she said. “I always thought ‘What if he comes up and corners me?’ I needed to avoid him.” Read more at: http://womensenews.org/story/education/140708/teens-say-school-sex-harassment-goes-unpunished%23.U77AgkBg9sl#.U7_fC_2w7Ro

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How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD from The Atlantic, 7/7/14

July 9th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments
“Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don’t know how—or don’t have time—to tell the difference.”

Sexual Violence in Conflict Survivors Launch Global Advocacy & Support Network from The Guardian, 6/13/14

June 18th, 2014 SaraS No comments

“One day I was a victim, when a group of men attacked my body, soul and life. But today, I am a survivor, and in my face you need to see the faces of the millions of women around the world who have suffered the same as I have,” she said at the launch of what is believed to be the first global network for women who have experienced rape and gender violence in conflict.

Read more at: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/13/sexual-violence-survivors-launch-global-network