THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 29, 2013
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH, 2013
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

21 November 2014 ¦ Geneva - Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014, NEW ORLEANS, LA.  The New Orleans Office of Inspector General today released the results of its inquirt into sex crime investigations by five detectives in the Special Victims Section of the New Orleans Police Department. Results of an OIG audit released in May of NOPD's Uniform Crime Reporting for forcible rapes showed NOPD misclassified 46% of forcible rape offenses tested. The OIG Investigations Division reviewed the 90 sex crime related reports randomly selected for the audit and found significant concerns with 23 reports from five detectives.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced that he will pledge up to $35 million in funding to eliminate backlogs of untested sexual assault evidence kits, or “rape kits,” nationwide, generating DNA evidence that will help solve cases in New York City, New York State and across the country. The District Attorney’s Office will allocate funding to analyze untested rape kits, audit the scope of jurisdictions’ backlogs, create data- and information-sharing systems, and ensure jurisdictions adhere to best practices for the testing and use of rape kit evidence.

October 31, 2014

 

I’m not sure where to begin. Like you, the unfolding allegations of the past week have left me in shock, sadness, and some anger.

As you have no doubt heard, since CBC fired radio host Jian Ghomeshi on Sunday, his lawyers have commenced legal proceedings against us. That limits what we have been able to say about the circumstances of his firing, but we will defend our action. In the meantime, there are a few things that are important for me to address.

NOTE: This press release contains graphic content that may be triggering for some readers.


September 26, 2014

ENOLA—The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) believes that pornography and sexually explicit materials have no place in the highest law enforcement office in the Commonwealth —or any workplace—as it contributes to an environment that is inappropriate at best and hostile at worst.

September 25, 2014

ENOLA--The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) believes ‘contributory negligence’ is never an appropriate defense strategy for sexual assault-related cases.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

September 19, 2014

 

TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

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