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12/09/2013
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Women Escape War Only to Suffer Sexual Trauma and Be Denied Proper Help

As The Center for Public Integrity reports, the military is immensely failing women who serve. Not only are the rampant rates of rape and sexual assault not being treated as a serious problem, but also the VA is doing an inadequate job of assisting the women once they return to civilian life and are still suffering from trauma. Continue reading

08/07/2013
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Global Outrage: More Than 1/3 of World’s Women Suffer Physical or Sexual Violence

The report is the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women. The study found that violence committed by an intimate partner is the most common form of violence, affecting 30 percent of women worldwide. In addition, 38 percent of all women murdered globally are killed by their intimate partner; women who face physical and/or sexual partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire a sexually transmitted infection and twice as likely to develop depression and alcohol-use problems. Continue reading

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