“That so many women have been brave enough to tell stories with devastating personal consequences to hear that they are still not being believed is very difficult to cope with... We need a critical mass of men to stand up and get involved to tackle this problem and become part of the solution.”
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In 2006, Tarana Burke took out a piece of paper, wrote "Me Too" across the top and laid out an action plan for a movement centered on the power of empathy between survivors. More than a decade later, she reflects on what has since become a global movement — and makes a powerful call to dismantle the power and privilege that are building blocks of sexual violence. "We owe future generations nothing less than a world free of sexual violence," she says. "I believe we can build that world."
An examination into the destruction of rape kits in dozens of agencies across the country found that police trashed evidence in 400 cases before the statutes of limitations expired or when there was no time limit to prosecute.
A new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research on earnings and labor force participation finds commonly cited figures on the gender wage gap may underestimate pay inequality.
The U.N. report was released to coincide with its International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a campaign to raise awareness of gender-based violence and its global prevalence.
Approximately 19 percent, or 1.9 million, LGB adults report having a gun in their home, compared to 35 percent, or 85 million, heterosexual adults.