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Texas Wants to Crowdsource Funding for Untested Rape Kits

When Texas public safety officials revealed in August of 2011 that there was an enormous backlog of untested rape kits, state legislators allocated additional funding to process them. Read More »

A New Illinois Law Will Teach Hairstylists to Look for Signs of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

A new Illinois law going into effect at the new year is taking an innovative approach to combating domestic violence: It requires state beauty professionals to learn how to recognize signs of domestic abuse Read More »

MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" Series, From Creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Is Attacking Sexual Assault Head On

The story of MTV's new dark comedy "Sweet/Vicious," which chronicles two female college students/vigilantes who beat up men accused of sexual assault, is almost as compelling and interesting as that of its creator, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson — a 28-year-old who learned to write scripts from watchin Read More »

This New Code Word Can Help You Get Out of a Dangerous Situation

There's a new sexual assault and violence awareness campaign that focuses on helping people feel safe when they are out at bars. Read More »

Minnie Driver's Story of Being Assaulted at 16 Years Old Illustrates Why Many Survivors Don't Come Forward

Minnie Driver revealed something very personal to Pete Dominick on Sirius XM’ Read More »

Nancy O'Dell Responds to the Donald Trump Tape: "I Didn't Ask to Be a Part [Of This]"

Following days of controversy for Donald Trump, Entertainment Tonight cohost Nancy O'Dell addressed the audio tape that leaked last Friday — which not only revealed vulgar comments the Republican nominee made about women while visiting the set of Access Hollywood in 2005, but inadvertently dragge Read More »

"We Are All Survivors": Rape Foundation Advocate Viola Davis Honored At Annual Brunch

"Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common," Viola Davis told the attendees of The Rape Foundation Read More »

School Suspends Students After They Reported Sexual Assaults

While it's common to hear people blame sexual assault victims for not reporting the crimes committed against them, it's also easy to see why two thirds of sexual assaults go unreported when you hear about the c Read More »

The House Just Voted to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault

A historic piece of legislation, the federal Survivors' Bill of Rights — written to protect survivors of sexual assault when they come for Read More »

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