sexual violence


After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in December.

Instead his government has repeatedly postponed elections, spurring violence across sub-Saharan Africa's largest country and raising fears that Kabila may not intend to relinquish power peacefully. 

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at rising tensions in a country still recovering from a horrific war. Also: an interview with the Congolese radio journalist who exposed the use of mass rape and sexual violence during Congo's civil war.

Sexual Violence Prevention Plan For MU Sororities Set

Jun 18, 2015
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The University of Missouri’s Panhellenic Association will implement a new sexual violence prevention plan this fall semester for sororities. It will reach about five thousand college-aged women.

Carolyn Welter, Vice President of public relations for the association, said that educating women can help raise awareness of sexual violence issues happening around them. She said it can also help reduce the number of sexual assaults in the community. 

Columns at University of Missouri
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The University of Missouri is considering changes to its employee policy for reporting suspected sexual violence amid a flurry of attention to the issue prompted by a former school swimmer's suicide.

Tina Bloom
Sinclair School of Nursing

  In 2010 Yeardley Love, a student at the University of Virginia, was killed by her boyfriend. In her honor, the One Love Foundation was created and the foundation funded development and research for One Love MyPlann app. 

Tina Bloom, an assistant professor of Nursing in Sinclair School of Nursing, helped create the app says how women between the ages of 18 to 24 are at the greatest risk for violence in a relationship.