Latest Anti-Rape Movement Stories

US Updates Definition Of Rape
2012-01-09 11:30:30

The legal definition of rape is being overhauled for the first time in 80 years. The updates, spearheaded by the Obama administration, will include the ability to recognize men as victims of the crime as well as any victim who is unable to give consent or who is violated with an object. The revisions are aimed at collecting more accurate data about sex crimes and come in the wake of high-profile sexual assault cases as well as years of pressure from women´s rights and gay advocacy...

2011-01-16 00:23:25

GNESA, in partnership with State of Georgia, plans to launch statewide campaign to prevent sexual harassment and violence among adolescents Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 14, 2011 Adolescent boys in Georgia could be sexually assaulting or sexually harassing adolescent girls and not even realize it. This was among a number of disturbing truths revealed during a statewide series of 22 focus groups and roundtable discussions with children and adults conducted in November and December by the...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

ENOLA, Pa., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently awarded the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape $1.5 million dollars per year for three years to continue funding its National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). The CDC has funded the NSVRC since 2000 to serve as the nation's principle center for communicating, organizing, creating, and sharing information and resources about all forms of sexual violence and its...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is launching a sexual assault prevention campaign it developed with a nationally-recognized expert in the field, Men Can Stop Rape, Inc. (MCSR). As part of their recent efforts to create a culture of prevention that will reduce sexual violence, DoD has partnered with MCSR, a non-profit education organization...

2006-03-07 09:11:46

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - "Burn the bitch," yelled supporters of South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma outside the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday, as the woman he is accused of raping prepared to testify. Faced with these attitudes, it is little wonder that just one in nine women raped in South Africa report the crime, say activists. The explosive trial of the man once tipped to succeed President Thabo Mbeki has thrown a spotlight on sexual...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'