sexual assault http://wamc.org en "Take Back the Night" Event At Albany Law http://wamc.org/post/take-back-night-event-albany-law <p></p><p>Albany Law School's Pro Bono Program and the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center will hold the 33rd Annual "Take Back the Night" rally against sexual violence today.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:12:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 87911 at http://wamc.org "Take Back the Night" Event At Albany Law Karen Hitchcock: A Renewed Call To Action http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-renewed-call-action <p>In late January, President Obama announced the creation of a special task force to examine and, as necessary, coordinate federal enforcement efforts regarding rape and sexual assault on our nation’s campuses. This White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault will provide leadership for colleges and universities as they work on developing more transparent and more effective campus procedures to decrease and/or investigate incidents of sexual assault.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:52:51 +0000 Karen Hitchcock 85284 at http://wamc.org Project Seeks To Build Partnerships Between Anti-violence, Anti-poverty Advocats http://wamc.org/post/project-seeks-build-partnerships-between-anti-violence-anti-poverty-advocats <p>Anti-violence advocates in western Massachusetts are working to help women escape from their abusers and to escape poverty.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The focus at rape crisis centers and emergency shelters for battered women has been on healing physical and emotional scars. Now more &nbsp;must be done to help mend economic wounds, according to Debra Robbin, Deputy Director of Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 74096 at http://wamc.org Project Seeks To Build Partnerships Between Anti-violence, Anti-poverty Advocats Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military http://wamc.org/post/helen-benedict-understanding-and-stopping-crisis-sexual-violence-us-military <p>The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:10:26 +0000 61639 at http://wamc.org Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military Karen Hitchcock - Penn State: Lessons Not Learned http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-penn-state-lessons-not-learned <p>On Tuesday of this week, Jerry Sandusky received a de facto life sentence of 30-60 years for raping, abusing and assaulting some ten young boys.&nbsp;&nbsp; To this day, Mr. Sandusky denies his guilt and places the blame for his conviction on what he feels is the false testimony of his many victims.&nbsp; As The New York Times stated in an editorial following the sentencing, “The case of Jerry Sandusky for the serial raping of young boys while a coach in Penn State’s football program ended Tuesday as it began: in denial and delusion.”<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:45:00 +0000 Karen Hitchcock 49835 at http://wamc.org