sexual violence

Alex Mavrogenis holds two dolls -- one Caucasian and one Black

‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ puts a halt on decades-long child sexual abuse prevention program

BY: - November 1, 2023

This report was first published by the UNC Media Hub. When Alex Mavrogenis enters a classroom, she steels herself for a fight against a near-invisible crisis: child sexual abuse. The Orange County Rape Crisis Center’s Youth Education Program Coordinator comes armed with “life-saving information” — accompanied by puppets, chants, videos and a bright smile. Mavrogenis […]

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Sexual assault survivors can now track their rape kits in most states

BY: - September 8, 2023

It can take hours for a sexual assault victim to undergo the multiple swabs, hair samples, blood and urine collections, and other invasive procedures of a sexual assault examination. And then it can take months, sometimes years, for investigators to process that evidence kit. But now, responding to demands from survivors and their advocates, more […]

Pandora’s Box: Overturning Roe is only the beginning of the threats to women

BY: - May 13, 2022

Sexual violence survivor details some of the horrors that await if the Supreme Court ends abortion rights When I was raped in 2016, one of my attackers reached inside me and pulled out my NuvaRring, an internal birth control device, and asked me what it was. When I told him, he cast it aside where it was lost until police retrieved it a couple days later.