The Pentagon’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy on Military Sexual Assaults

By: Monday April 16, 2012 2:21 pm

(update) A distressing story on rape in the United States military featured stories of women who had been diagnosed with personality disorders for reporting they were sexually assaulted. The story published by CNN found all branches of the armed forces tend to dismiss allegations of sexual assault, which in some instances result in the women [...]

Update: Michigan Department of Corrections Abandons Routine Body Cavity Searches

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 5:45 pm

(update below) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Michigan report the Michigan Department of Corrections has decided to no longer routinely subject women to body cavity searches at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional facility. The facility had been forcing women to spread the lips of their vaginas for searches after shifts [...]

The Sexual Sadism of the Michigan Department of Corrections

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Update: Michigan Department of Corrections Abandons Routine Body Cavity Searches A consortium of civil liberties, religious and health organizations and experts including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are challenging a strip-search procedure prisoners in Michigan’s Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) are forced to submit to that is nothing less than sexual sadism by [...]

How the US ‘War on Terror’ Impacts Women and Sexual Minorities

By: Monday July 18, 2011 4:46 pm

(photo: Cover of new CHRGJ report on impact of US counter-terrorism policies on women, sexual minorities) Calling attention to how the US government’s counter-terrorism measures impact women and sexual minorities (those in the LGBTI community), the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) has released a report that suggests the USG government cannot continue [...]

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