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Aviva Stahl

26 September 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Minnesota’s Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) program takes a restorative, rehabilitative approach to sex offender re-entry and has lowered the risk of recidivism by 88%. The initiative provides participant...

The New York Times

Joseph Darius Jaafari

27 August 2019

Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa

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In Diepsloot, South Africa, a small office called Lawyers Against Abuse offers legal support for sexual assault cases in a violent city that traditionally does little to address the issue. The organization offers lawy...

The Marshall Project

Joseph Darius Jaafari

30 July 2019

District of Columbia, United States

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For members of the military who are survivors of sexual assault, they have access to special victims’ counsels to help guide and protect them throughout the legal process. The efforts are still young, and with that co...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

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19 June 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Miami is home to a special type of child welfare program called CHANCE (Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively Impacted by Commercial Exploitation) that is designed specifically for youth in foster care that have been ...

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Tennessee Watson

26 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is the first state to pass comprehensive legislation that requires schools to include child sexual abuse prevention into their curriculum. Many schools have taken this new legislation and built their preventio...

The Seattle Times

Tom James

24 April 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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A Washington state bill aims to take action on the disproportionate rates of sexual assault committed against Indigenous women. The bill seeks to clarify the criminal jurisdiction boundaries placed on tribal lands and...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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2 April 2019

Findlay, Ohio, United States

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Truckers Against Trafficking are making an impact in reducing sex trafficking in the US by educating truckers, their companies, and the law enforcement that intersect with commercial drivers on how to spot sex traffic...

Eye On Ohio

Christopher Johnston

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31 March 2019

Ohio, United States

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Across Ohio, legislators, organizations, and activists have improved prevention and response measures to sexual assault. The state has seen the opening of 14 new rape crisis centers, statewide legislation, increased s...

Al Jazeera

Anna-Catherine Brigida

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30 March 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador

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Preventing sexual violence against women begins with men. In a country faced with a high incidence of gender-based violence, Masculinities for Peace, a non-governmental organization, is working to change the norms of ...

Wyoming Public Media

Maggie Mullen

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29 March 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Changing the status quo surrounding gender-based violence in the United States involves engaging men. The non-profit SAFE Project in Laramie, Wyoming, focuses on creating an informative and educational environment whe...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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25 March 2019

Minna, Niger, Nigeria

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Raising awareness about sexual abuse helps create space for the support and healing of victims. Using the #ArewaMeToo campaign as a platform, women in Nigeria are drawing attention to the shortcomings of Nigeria’s sex...

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Corrin Avchin

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20 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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20 March 2019

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, a state law requiring the use of a screening tool is being used to combat sex trafficking at the individual level. The screening tool identifies and offers support and protection to victims of sex traffic...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

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18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

ThinkProgress

Casey Quinlan

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12 March 2019

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Changing norms surrounding masculinity begins with destigmatizing communication. Masculinity 101, a peer discussion group at Brown University, encourages students to be mindful of their behavior by promoting discussio...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Amid the nationwide discussion surrounding gender non-discrimination and sexual misconduct at American universities, the University of Utah has taken a proactive approach to realign its Title IX policies. In addition ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Rikha Sharma Rani

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7 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Human trafficking has become an increasingly prevalent problem, especially in states such as Florida that host a large tourist population. To better serve the victims, Miami-Dade County has created a trauma-focused co...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Mary Meehan

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1 March 2019

Gillette, Wyoming, United States

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Gillette, Wyoming is a small rural town that isn't connected to many resources, so that help for people who have experienced traumas can be difficult to access. With the implementation of the Gillette Abuse Refuge Fou...

The Christian Science Monitor

Leslie Roberts

8 February 2019

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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The Neem Foundation brings intensive counseling and 1-on-1 therapy to survivors who escaped the horrific violence of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. With months of aid and tough conversations, t...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sarita Santoshini

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31 January 2019

West Bengal, India

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In India, survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are joining together to form support groups that aim to change community perspectives around prevention and rehabilitation efforts for young women. Not ...

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Priyanka Mogul

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26 December 2018

Mumbai, India

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Indian women have turned to smartphone apps like Safecity to help protect them from sexual violence. These apps use a combination of geo tracking and crowd-sourced stories to illuminate patterns of abuse in certain lo...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

13 December 2018

New Delhi, India

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Across Asia, ride-sharing startups are being created to provide women with safe transportation options. From India to Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, these companies starting all-women teams of drivers or offering women the...

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Allison Dikanovic

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14 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Coaches have unique relationships with their players and Milwaukee is using that to help young men create healthy, respectful relationships as part of a pilot project using the curriculum Coaching Boys Into Men. The t...

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