Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

Tim Kaine, Claire McCaskill Bill Would Require Sexual Assault Education In Public High Schools from the Huffington Post, 2/4/2015

February 6th, 2015 Justine No comments

“The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015 [ … ] would require that health education in public secondary schools include learning on ‘safe relationship behavior’ aimed at preventing sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence. Under current federal law, health and sex education classes needn’t include sexual assault prevention.”

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Activist takes on mission against “corrective” rape from The Daily Pennsylvanian, 1/2/2015

February 2nd, 2015 Justine No comments

“Can you have activism and action without complete and total understanding? Or is it just about building awareness?” Roman said. “This is happening; it’s awful. What can I as an individual do? If we really care about this issue as individuals, what’s the next step?”

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lcohol redefined as ‘weapon’ in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, military officials from The Gazette, 2/1/2015

February 2nd, 2015 Justine No comments

Booth said the change comes from the realization that perpetrators are more likely to use alcohol to subdue their sexual assault victims than guns, threats and fists.
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Male Victims Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out From the Huffington Post, 1/27/2015

January 28th, 2015 Justine No comments

“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.’ ”

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Preschool Programs That Treat Trauma Lay Groundwork for School Success from Education Week, 1/23/15

January 27th, 2015 Justine No comments

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.

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Columbia University Is Under Federal Investigation For Sexual Assault Cases from Huffington Post, 01/12/2015

January 13th, 2015 Justine No comments

“Columbia University is under two federal investigations related to how the Ivy League institution handles sexual assault and harassment cases, Education Department officials confirmed Monday.”

“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.”

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