Safety


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Bipartisan bill aims to enhance protections for sexual assault survivors

The Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act offers an incentive for states to ensure survivors have a voice. Three years ago, Congress unanimously approved a historic bill that guarantees sexual assault victims certain protections, including the preservation of their rape kits. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which only applies to federal...

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No finally means no in North Carolina, thanks to women

Last week, lawmakers closed a 40-year-old legal loophole that permitted sex to continue even after women revoked consent.

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After Rep. Katie Hill’s exit, House Democrats push to criminalize revenge porn

“This abuse, especially when weaponized on the internet, can destroy a person’s life with the click of a button."

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NC state employees can now use sick days to recover from domestic violence

In October, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive directive to allow eligible state employees to use their vacation time or sick days to deal with issues related to domestic violence.