UMD’s CARE to Stop the Violence team hosts healing session for sexual violence awareness

College Park, MD – The CARE to Stop Violence Office at the University of Maryland Presents: Take Back the Night 2021 – The Road to Healing. Outside La Plata Beach, survivors, supporters and the larger community engage in creative self-care…

The death of Sarah Everard spurs movement to stop violence against women

UK woman Sarah Everard was murdered while walking home alone at night, and it has caused an uproar on social media. The “97% statistic” is trending on many social platforms, as data was released by U.N. Women stating that 97% of women ages 18-24 in the UK have been sexually harassed, and many believe it is no different in the U.S.

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Bills would fund HIV prevention, tracking, testing rape kits

Multiple bills that would provide for protection and treatment victims of sexual assault, as well as assist local law enforcement agencies with the testing and tracking of rape kits, are making their way through the House and Senate. These bills are the byproducts of a January report on sexual assault evidence kits in the state.

Maryland’s U.S. Senators critical of FBI Kavanaugh report

Maryland Democratic Senators Cardin and Van Hollen said they found the follow-up FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh incomplete. Senator Ben Cardin said the report raised more questions than it answered and Senator Chris Van Hollen criticized the FBI for failing to contact individuals who said they had important information to share.

Moments from #CancelKavanaugh

WASHINGTON – As the Senate prepared to vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, protesters marched in the nation’s capital Thursday to voice their anger over what they considered the injustice of a man accused of…

Maryland’s senators rip limited scope of FBI’s Kavanaugh report

WASHINGTON — Ahead of an expected vote on Saturday, Maryland’s Democratic senators on Thursday decried the FBI’s supplemental investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling it rushed and incomplete. “I think it raises more questions than it answers,” Sen. Ben Cardin,…

Maryland governor and senators unite over FBI probe of Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Even before a sudden move by Senate Republicans to request an FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s two senators were calling for just such an investigation. Sens. Ben Cardin…

Outside the Kavanaugh hearing, tears and anger

By SAMANTHA ROSEN, MORGAN CAPLAN and ALBANE GUICHARD Capital News Service   WASHINGTON – The drama and emotion inside Thursday’s Senate hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was matched by scenes in the surrounding crowded hallways, where…

‘#MeToo’ movement could buoy success for Maryland bills

A bill that would end parental rights of rapists passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday — among the most visible initiatives in Annapolis echoing a cultural shift in attitudes nationwide toward sexual assault and women’s rights.