In the News (Nov. 2, 2013- Nov. 8, 2013)
Undocumented women might not be reporting the sexual harassment they face because they’re afraid of deportation. Maybe the fact that NPR is talking about this will help bring their plight into the public mind, and also allow farm workers and other undocumented immigrants to know that they do have some protections.
The Denver Post published an article about the 1998 sex offender law, and how the Colorado penal system now has more people serving life sentences for sex offenses (63%) than all other offenses combined. Read CCASA’s response, written by our Executive Director.
A 17-year-old girl was raped and murdered after eloping with her boyfriend, allegedly by her father and one of her father’s friends.
Let’s just replace chastity belts with anti-rape undies. That should solve all rapists of their ability to rape, right?
Senators are working to increase protections for survivors of military sexual assault.
In Florida, a 16-year-old girl was held down by classmates and raped. The assault was recorded.
A man allegedly posted an ad for someone to rape and beat his 11-year-old daughter while he watched. And, someone responded to the post – an undercover cop.
Reports of sexual assault in the military increased about 50% from last year.
As many people have written before, college campuses have a problem with how they handle sexual assault.