On July 1, a former detainee’s sexual assault claim against an ICE-related family detention center was allowed to continue. In the midst of terrifying conditions at border facilities, this small victory for sexual assault victims is wholly welcome.
Like cheeseburgers, shopping malls and apple pie, violence against women in the U.S. is a cultural staple.
Patients and providers at an independent abortion clinic in Milwaukee have been victims of sustained harassment this week from anti-abortion extremists—and grassroots activists have come out to protect access.
In a brave stand against workplace sexual misconduct, a group of McDonald’s workers filed 25 sexual harassment charges and lawsuits against the fast food giant at the end of May—adding up to more than 50 suits and complaints that workers have filed alongside Fight for $15, an international organization of low-wage workers, in the last three years.
R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago under a 13-count indictment on Thursday on new charges including child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice. Today, prosecutors in Brooklyn also charged the performer with a five count indictment accusing him of leading an organization that engaged in the kidnapping, exploitation and trafficking of women […]
Years of hard work by feminist survivors and the #MeToo awakening have shifted public consciousness about who’s to blame for youth involvement in the sex trade and given survivors courage to speak out about sexual abuse and hold perpetrators accountable.
“What matters is not when a powerful official helped a powerful predator. What matters is THAT a powerful official helped a powerful predator. That official deserves to be demoted for his hurtful choices.”
We often think poverty is what makes girls vulnerable to sex trafficking, but new research suggests another set of related factors may play a significant role: family dysfunction, domestic violence and abuse.
Experts call it a “global problem of epidemic proportions.” But new research reveals that the global community isn’t taking the necessary actions to address it.
New research from a coalition of seven national organizations leading the fight for gender and racial justice paints a stark picture of the experiences of immigrant survivors in the current political moment—one marred by the Trump administration’s appalling anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies.