Advocacy is the voice that calls out inequities, that shines a light on injustices, and directs critical conversations.
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A man in New Mexico allegedly wielded a firearm and threatened to kill his girlfriend. A smart home device played a potentially live-saving role in the incident.
Advocates have unique and valuable insights into the diverse needs and lived experiences of survivors and their families. And they are well-positioned to gather and share information about survivors’ circumstances, the barriers they face, and the resilience they have – and what those things tell us about needed policy changes.
Cardinal George Pell, a senior adviser to Pope Francis and the third-ranking official in the Holy See, is taking leave from the Vatican to fight historical sexual assault charges in his home country of Australia.
In 1979, the North Carolina Supreme Court made a ruling that continues to reverberate today: A man can't be guilty of rape if the woman first consented to sex — even if she later asks him to stop.
On Sunday Seattle police shot and killed 30-year-old old Charleena Lyles.