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TIME Cover of Maimed Afghan Woman Incites Controversy, Debate

August 4, 2010

PWV Alum Jaclyn Friedman on the Media Portrayal of Al Gore and Sexual Assault

July 21, 2010

As Sexual Violence Increases, Women in Haiti Organize to Protect Themselves

July 16, 2010

Iranian Women Face Imminent Hanging

July 14, 2010

Swiss Government Rejects U.S. Request to Extradite Polanski

July 12, 2010

What Consequences Should Roman Polanski Face After 32 Years?

| October 2, 2009

The author, a rape survivor, takes a clear-eyed view of the Polanski case, sorting out both the needs of his victim and those of a society that cannot afford to tolerate sexual violence. More »

100-Year Sentence for Second Soldier Convicted of Rape and Murder

| February 23, 2007

Sgt. Paul Cortez, the second soldier to plead guilty to the rape and murder of Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi, as well as the murder of her parents and sister, was sentenced on Thursday, February 22, to 100 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. Under the terms of a plea agreement made before the court martial took place, Cortez avoided life imprisonment without possibility of parole in sentencing handed down by the judge, Colonel Stephen Henley. More »

Military Justice System Fails One More Victim of Sexual Violence

| October 2, 2006

The life stories of Jessica Brakey and Abeer Al-Janabi unfold a half a world apart. Yet the former Air Force Academy cadet and the dead Iraqi girl are both powerful symbols of women’s experience of sexual assault. The legal tales of both are curiously juxtaposed this fall in the military’s sprawling criminal justice system. More »