Sexual Assault

 

The head of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has released a public report that details sexual abuse allegations involving Utah priests and nearly three dozen victims since

A bipartisan group of indigenous state lawmakers just published a letter condemning the President’s use of the name “Pocahontas” in a recent Montana rally. They say it hurts the already-wounded image of Native American women.

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#MeToo, a movement to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault, was started by civil rights activist Tarana Burke over a decade ago. Since its resurgence in fall 2017, national and regional headlines have been dominated by stories of accusers detailing allegations against bosses, colleagues and even lawmakers.

Today, Utah becomes the second state in the Mountain West to implement a system that lets victims check the status of their rape kits online.  

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A bi-partisan measure that would have updated and clarified how public and private colleges and universities address campus sexual assault failed in the Senate Appropriations Committee along party lines on Tuesday.  It had already passed in the Democratic-controlled House and cleared another Senate committee.

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In a new hour-long special, "Sexual Harassment: A Moment of Reckoning," Weekend Edition Sunday host Lulu Garcia-Navarro takes a deep dive into a national conversation that is growing louder by the day. It's a conversation that has been fed by scandals that have implicated powerful people from the entertainment industry to the media — including NPR — raising the possibility that we're seeing the beginning of a cultural shift.

It's On Us Fort Collins

Fort Collins was the first city in the nation to become an It’s On Us Community, part of a sexual assault awareness campaign started by the Obama administration. The program’s goal is to  create widespread understanding that everyone is responsible for ending sexual violence. A summit at Colorado State University on April 10 will explore how to grow the initiative even further.

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University of Colorado students are hearing a new phrase on campus: Don’t ignore it. That’s the slogan for a new campaign drawing attention to resources for those who experience — or witness — sexual assault.

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Beginning in 2015 sexual assault exams will once again be available in Boulder County. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, or SANE will be housed at Boulder Community Health and utilize nurse training assistance through the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Until their reintroduction, the exams haven’t been available in Boulder County or on the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder.