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Reporting on Rape: We Can and Must Get It Right

| January 15, 2015

The author, a former sex crimes prosecutor, points out that true reports of rape are all too common, false reports of rape are rare but they exist, and good investigations can tell them apart. More »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 16, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »

Fairness for Defendants Who Survive Domestic Violence

Fairness for Defendants Who Survive Domestic Violence

| June 21, 2011

New legislation is before the New York State legislature that would transform sentencing rules for those convicted of violent crimes against their abusers. More »