Amnesty International Report on VAIW Launched


Today Amnesty International launched their report on Violence Against Native Women: The Never-ending Maze: Continued failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA: From the report: "American Indian and Alaska Native women face some of the highest rates of sexual violence in the United States: 56.1 percent of Native women have experienced sexual violence; Native women are 2.2 times more likely to be raped than non-Hispanic white women. High rates of sexual violence have been compounded by the: Federal government’s steady erosion of tribal government authority Complex jurisdictional maze that Native survivors of sexual violence must navigate [...]

Amnesty International Report on VAIW Launched2024-03-12T14:46:53+00:00

Sexual assault counselors push to protect confidentiality with victims


Advocates say disclosure of information could have a chilling effect on the willingness to report. Victims' advocates say Minnesota judges inconsistently apply a state law protecting communications between sexual assault counselors and people who come to them for help. Now, those groups have taken their case all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court, appealing a ruling in which a district court allowed review of a woman's communications with a southern Minnesota sexual assault advocacy group in a criminal case. The groups say any review of their confidential records has a chilling effect on a victim's willingness to report an assault. [...]

Sexual assault counselors push to protect confidentiality with victims2023-11-27T22:12:30+00:00
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