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This Hospital Reportedly Billed Sexual-Assault Survivors for Rape Kits
New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with the hospital on Tuesday.
Rape Victims Often End Up Paying $1,000 for Going to the ER
A new study looked at costs incurred by privately insured women.
Obama Just Signed a Bill of Rights for Survivors of Sexual Assault
The bill ensures survivors have access to their rape kits.
The House Just Passed a Bill of Rights for Sexual-Assault Survivors
The legislation will make sure survivors have access to rape kits, and that their kits can’t be destroyed.
This Group Is Sending a Rape Kit to Every U.S. Governor
There’s currently a backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States.
good old-fashioned police work
A Great Reason to Test Old Rape Kits: Preventing Future Rapes
You know, besides getting justice for the victims.
Law Gives Sexual-Assault Survivors Basic Rights
The law will also focus on clearing up the U.S.’s rape-kit backlog.
Good Luck Even Getting a Rape Kit in Rural Areas
A new report alleges that there aren’t enough trained medical professionals to do sexual-assault forensic exams.
Samantha Bee Wants to Know Why Officials Keep Kondo-ing Untested Rape Kits
“Texas, you’re not auditioning for
Hoarders: Rape Kit Edition
New $79M Fund Will Go Toward Testing Backlogged Rape Kits
The White House and the New York district attorney pledged a combined $79 million on Thursday.
love and war
Money Alone Won’t Solve the Rape-Kit Backlog
A new report suggests that more guidelines are needed to address inconsistent rape-kit-testing policies.
Does This Mean All Those Old Rape Kits Will Finally Get Tested?
Joe Biden pledges federal money to clear the national backlog.
Mariska Hargitay Helped Catch Real-Life Rapist
Her foundation legislates and raises funds for rape kit backlogs.