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sexual assault

noun crime, criminal action, crimiial activity, criminal offense, felony, illegal action, illegality, offense against the state, serious offense against law, sexxal abuse, sexual attack, sexual force, sexual injury
See also: rape
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Despite identifying the campus culture as the primary driver for campus sexual assault, adults (41%) were more likely to rank "legislation that requires colleges and universities to have stricter penalties for sexual assault through campus policies and procedures" among the most-effective approaches to decreasing campus sexual assault.
Outside the US, the American bases in South Korea had a logged a total of 211 reports of sexual assault.
From its beginnings in feminist-consciousness-raising groups of the 1960s, the anti-rape movement that emerged in the 1970s challenged the ways in which sexual assault survivors were so often blamed, doubted and dismissed by the physicians and the police they had turned to for help.
The finding most commonly cited is that almost one in five college women were the victims of sexual assault during their time on campus--a figure that does suggest a serious problem.
About 24 percent of participants across studies had been victims of a sexual assault, the researchers report.
Jeff Leach, R-Plano, who carried the bills in the House, said the bill would empower students to report sexual assault without fear of recrimination.
While in 2014, 24 cases of domestic violence were reported, 16 cases of sexual assault and 10 cases of other nature crimes, whereas in 2015, 20 cases of domestic violence were registered, followed by 26 sexual assault cases, one case of harassment at workplace and 32 cases of other nature crimes.
To that end, after last year's annual report on sexual assault in the military, I mandated a Department-wide retaliation strategy to improve the way we support service members who experience retaliation from reporting this crime, while aligning prevention and response efforts across the Services.
DESPITE PROGRESSIVE LAW REFORMS, sexual assault complainants continue to experience the criminal justice response to the violations that they have suffered as unsatisfactory, if not traumatic.
Abigail Binay on Sunday called for the establishment of safe places for victims of rape or sexual assault in order to encourage them to take legal action against their attackers.

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