STAR’s Executive Director appointed to LA Women’s State Commission
RACHEAL Hebert, our Executive Director here at STAR, was appointed to the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission on Thursday, November 7, 2013. In the past, the Commission’s Report to the Governor has not reported on the impact of sexual violence on Louisiana women because the Commission lacks statewide data on the issue.
According to Racheal Hebert, “My goal is to change that.” She states, “Sexual violence is an issue that is more prevalent in Louisiana than we know. Without statewide data, we have little understanding of how this issue impacts our state economically, not to mention the effects on individual survivors and the communities in which they live.” Click here and here to read more.
A 65 year old man was arrested Friday, November 15th on aggravated rape charges of a 6 year old. See more here and here.
DNA evidence implicated a man in an aggravated rape cold case 5 years ago. Click here for more.
George Zimmerman was arrested Monday, November 18th, for aggravated assault of his girlfriend. Click here for more.
Breaking the Silence!
Educating Our Youth
“Access to comprehensive and age-appropriate sex education is critical to adolescents and the well-being of young people,” said Laura Deitsch, program manager with Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada. “Putting up dialogue about consent and what healthy relationships look like can prevent those tragedies.”
“Healthy sexuality encompasses many elements,” said Elisa Cafferata, the president and CEO of Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates. “It should include learning about consent and communicating about boundaries.”
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