Tag: sexual violence

The ‘Me Too.’ Movement Makes Moves, Launching an HBCU Tour This Spring

Tarana Burke speaks onstage during The 2019 MAKERS Conference at Monarch Beach Resort on February 8, 2019 in Dana Point, California.Photo: Vivien Killilea (Getty Images for MAKERS) As the discussion around sexual violence continues and we collectively consider how best to combat it at its roots, education is key—as is accountability. With that in mind, […]

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Rape Declared a ‘National Emergency’ by Sierra Leone’s President

Photo: Richard Drew (Associated Press) Trigger Warning: This article details sexual violence and child sexual abuse.  Rampant rape and sexual violence in Sierra Leone has become so prevalent that its president, Julius Maada Bio, has declared a national emergency, according to CBS News. The rallying point of this declaration is […]

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Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence? 

Today, conversations about sexual violence and harassment towards women have infiltrated popular culture, the news and beyond. But despite the prevalence of sexual violence towards black girls and women, we remain almost invisible in these conversations. You see, the legacy of sexual violence towards black women, and our subsequent silencing […]

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Nigerian Asylum-Seeker Accused of Attempted Rape in Italy Risks Deportation

A 19-year-old Nigerian has been charged with sexual violence and resisting arrest after reportedly attempting to rape the director of the welcome center where he was staying in northern Italy. According to reports, the Nigerian man tried to rape the director of the center in Bressanone, Italy, last Friday but was interrupted by Carabinieri police, […]

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