Justice Department Seeks Immunity for Trump on Lies about E. Jean Carroll Rape

Bill Barr’s Justice Department is now arguing in court that those harmed by Trump’s lies should not be able to sue him for the harm he causes them, asking a New York court to declare Trump immune from such lawsuits in civil courts.

“Nobody in this nation is above the law. Nobody is entitled to conceal acts of sexual assault behind a wall of defamatory falsehoods and deflections.” says journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who brought a lawsuit against the President.

The U.S. Immigration System’s History of Reproductive Control

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform published findings from its investigation on for-profit ICE detention facilities, revealing horrific conditions and medical neglect that led to four preventable deaths.

But as alarming as the findings are, these human rights abuses are not new. Immigrants in detention and their loved ones have been telling us about the harm caused by the U.S. immigration system for years.

“Sands of Silence”: Documentary on Healing from Sexual Violence Premiering on WORLD Channel and PBS

Shot in Spain, Nepal, Mexico and the U.S., “Sands of Silence” explores the spectrum of sexual violence—from sex trafficking, to child molestation, to trusted adults sexualizing the young people in their care. journalist and filmmaker Chelo Avarez-Stehle delves into the devastating and long-lasting impact of this violence, showing how childhood experiences of abuse make women vulnerable to future violence, and the ways girls and women are silenced or encouraged to deny the impact of this violence.

DeVos Threatens Rights of Rape Survivors—But California is Fighting Back

Since 2016, when the Trump Administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on how schools should handle reports of sexual violence, colleges nationwide have struggled to responsibly respond in a way that’s fair and does not retraumatize the survivor. Survivors and advocates in California have decided to take matters into our own hands.

We want to protect students’ safety and access to education. California Senate Bill 493 would do exactly that.

Survivors’ Agenda Hosts Survivors’ Summit September 24-26—With Anita Hill, Ayanna Pressley, Tarana Burke and More

The Survivors’ Agenda aims to create a platform that “drives policy change and systems to build a world that is free of violence.” In engaging in virtual town halls, kitchen table conversations, and online surveys, survivors will connect across gender, race and nationality.

The Survivors’ Agenda is hosting a virtual Survivors Summit from September 24-26 in order for survivors to connect, find healing and work towards creating change.

#MeToo Update: Fighting Forced Arbitration at Best Buy

Survivor Sarah Tremblay was a Best Buy “Geek Squad” employee until 2018, when she was fired for complaining about a customer who sexually assaulted her.
In the male-dominated field of tech, women experience high rates of sexual harassment. And women working in retail tech jobs are particularly vulnerable.

Luckily, Tremblay and her fierce feminist lawyer Susan Crumiller are fighting back.

How Some Universities are Bypassing Trump’s New Title IX Rules

If schools follow the Trump administration’s new Title IX rules, survivors no doubt will be reluctant to report sexual harassment and assault.

While some schools are accepting the rules and adopting restrictive policies, others are finding creative ways to get around the rules by designing policies that will minimize these harmful effects. We examined a few of these new policies—here’s what we found.

McDonald’s Sues Ex-CEO, Exposing Toxic Culture of Sexual Harassment

The mounting allegations against former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook is just the latest development demonstrating how McDonald’s has historically failed to address sexual harassment at all levels of the company.

A recent poll found that 76% of non-managerial female McDonald’s workers have been sexually harassed. Of these women, 12% were sexually assaulted or raped.