In a recent article, Ochberg Fellow Jina Moore reports on the planning for physical and psychological trauma support outreach for the kidnapped Nigerian students and their families.
Resources for Sexual Violence, Blog Posts
Two prominent Australian journalists, Suzanne Smith and Joanne McCarthy, will not be covering the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In 2012, McCarthy wrote that child sexual abuse “is the genesis of decades of suffering, the silent wrecking ball in our community behind too many broken families, too many lost and shattered lives and too much pain."
We're please to share a terrific new resource from our colleagues at WITNESS on interviewing survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, created in consultation with Dart Center Research Director, Elana Newman.
Last week at Women's eNews headquarters, guest speaker Claudia Garcia-Rojas shared best practices in reporting on rape and sexual violence, including how to use language and framing respectfully during an interview, how to make sources comfortable and how to use statistics effectively in reporting.
At this year's PRNDI conference, the Dart Center's Bruce Shapiro was joined by 2010 Ochberg Fellow Russel Lewis, Rachel Dissell and Naomi Starobin on a panel and live radio show about covering crisis and tragedy.
Dart's Elana Newman spoke on a panel at the United Nations on the Safety of Women Journalists, as sexual assualts against women continue to gain attention.
Senate committee hears disturbing testimony from military women who were victims of rape by other military service members.
More than 85,000 signatures were delivered to the Ohio Attorney General calling for another arrest in the Steubenville rape case, which is set to open next week at the Jefferson County Courthouse despite defense motions to relocate due to fears of protest and intimidation.
In reporting on trauma, terminology can be a sensitive and important topic. In light of the decision by the U.S. military to lift its ban on women in combat, Helen Benedict explores the issue as it relates to sexual assault in the military.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards are coming up on March 7, and one of the films in the running, nominated for six Oscars, is "Precious." It's the story of a 16-year-old African-American girl living in Harlem who suffers physical, sexual and emotional abuse and is pregnant by her own father. It's the first film directed by an African-American to ever be nominated for best picture. It's also the first film in a long time to bring the issue of child sexual abuse to the forefront of the Academy Awards ceremony and the American imagination.