An 18-month investigation by Maren Machles, Carrie Cochran, Angela M. Hill and Suzette Brewer at Newsy revealed the tragic consequences of the cracks in the justice system facing Native women—uncovering the breakdowns between federal and tribal governance that leave survivors with little recourse after experiencing sexual violence.
The editors of Ms. compiled some of the best coverage on the topic of #MeToo. Some will inspire you; some might enrage you. But, more importantly, we hope it recommits you to the fight of our lifetimes and those of the trailblazers before us: the fight for equality, for safety and for the right to exist in this world as boldly and bravely as ever.
Girls are not prey. Let’s stop encouraging men to be predators.
The recent fight by U.S. officials to water down a UN resolution on conflict-related sexual violence was both an insult and an injury to survivors of rape in war.
Forced marriage is a serious but neglected form of gender-based violence in the United States. And more often than not, it is just one part of a spectrum of other harms that a woman who is forced to marry may face in her lifetime.
The billboard in Massachusetts featured a man’s silhouette and declared that “the truth will be revealed.” After his name was made public, Kat Sullivan’s abuser reportedly resigned from the town historical commission, quit his job at Whole Foods and moved out of state.
Last week, over 1,700 advocates, practitioners and public figures working to end sexual violence came together to forge a new path forward in their movement. Ms. was there, too—talking with movement leaders and advocates about what it will take to end sexual violence in the wake of #MeToo.
Centering gender in the pursuit of justice for the Rohingya sends a strong message that the days of impunity for sexual violence are numbered.
RALIANCE firmly believes sport is part of the solution to ending sexual violence in one generation—and so does the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, who helped a network of 30,000 soccer coaches across the U.S. better understand sexual violence and prevention and have access to solutions for their teams.
“Health systems must be designed to meet the healthcare needs of the survivor—whether or not evidence collection is part of the equation.”