Month

March 2017
Prevention of Sexual Assaults at Colleges and Universities In April 2014, The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault revealed its findings after a comphrehensive____study. The results were shocking, 1 in 5 students at our colleges and universities were victims of sexual aassaults.  https://www.notalone.gov/ Then in _____the  U.S. Department of Education’s Office...
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SCANDAL  “Benevolent” Bishops in Texas  Cover Up Sex Crimes for  Rev. Bruce D. MacArthur In 2012, Father Bruce Duncan MacArthur died in Clint, Texas, a small community near El Paso.  His long and  sordid  history of molesting ( by his own admission at least 30 girls) when he was working as a Catholic priest in...
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New App  Helps Texas Sexual Assault Victims and Educators  at Colleges and Universities.   This past April,  The First Report of  the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault  issued its  findings:  one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college.  In conjunction with the release of the report, the White...
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LESS TALK, MORE ACTION: ARE THE POPE’S WORDS HOLLOW?   Yesterday, Pope Francis promised Catholic Bishops “will be held accountable” for failing to protect children from sexual abuse. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/world/pope-clerical-sex-abuse/index.html?sr=fb070714popescandalVODtoplink).   Acknowledged by some as the Pope’s strongest statement yet of what abuse victims and their advocates have been saying for decades: that Catholic Bishops who...
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Survey Finds Colleges and  Universities Fail to Protect  Sexual Assault Victims According to a recent survey conducted  by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) a former sex crimes prosecutor,  41 percent of institutions of higher education have not investigated a single report of sexual violence in the past five years. The survey was sent to 440 institutions...
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Survey Finds Colleges and Universities Fail to Protect Sexual Assault Victims  According to a recent survey conducted  by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), a former sex crimes prosecutor,  41 percent of institutions of higher education have not investigated a single report of sexual violence in the past five years. The survey was sent to 440 institutions...
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Human Trafficking: What It Is And What To Do About It The United States is ranked the third largest trafficking destination country in the world.[1] It is estimated between 14,500-17,500 persons are trafficked annually into this country.[2] Many victims are too fearful to report. What is Human Trafficking?  In essence, it is a form of...
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Bipartisan Bill to Address Campus Sexual Assaults July 31st, 2014 As reported in today’s New York Times, on Wednesday, a bipartisan group of Senators  introduced legislation designed to address the shocking number of  reported sexual assaults on college campuses across this country. The measure would require transparency for schools to make public the result of...
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The Child You Save May Be Your Own: Parental Responsibility In Preventing  Sexual Exploitation in Youth Sports It’s mid-August. Children are back to school for academics, activities and athletics. Youth sports in particular can offer children valuable life lessons about team work and commitment but, as we have seen recently in the Jerry Sandusky case,...
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Why Cultural Taboos About Sexual Abuse Hurt Victims    I read with great interest earlier this week the story of  Ruzwana Bashir, an educated and accomplished  British-Pakistani woman who is the co-founder of peek.com http://www.peek.com/. Ms. Bashir, an Oxford and Harvard educated entrepreneur, recounts her story of childhood sexual abuse and the cultural obstacles and pressures...
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