"Given the gravity of these issues, we believe it is important to convey our concerns and recommendations to parents, educators and professionals in advance of the season release in an effort to help reduce the risk of a tragedy."
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In recent years, the United States has been something of a beacon of hope for women fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. Now their last chance at protection may be under threat.
Noura Hussein was imprisoned in Omdurman, Sudan, in 2017 after fatally stabbing her husband, who she says raped her as his relatives held her down.
Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. The school had insisted that no one covered up assaults, although Nassar's boss was later charged with failing to properly supervise him and committing his own sexual misconduct.
Despite most US state laws setting the age of marital consent at 18, every other state and the District of Columbia have loopholes for minors seeking marriage licenses, experts say.
The 2015 report brief shows the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. Understanding the prevalence of sexual and intimate partner violence is critical to advancing prevention efforts.