Category Archives: Rape

Calgary Police Latest to Adopt the “Philadelphia Case Review Model” for Reviewing Unfounded Rape Cases

We’ve been traveling lately. In just the last few weeks, WLP attorneys have been to cities across the United States and Canada conducting trainings to help advocates and police replicate our annual review of “unfounded” sex crime files at the Philadelphia Police … Continue reading

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On Millennial Anti-Rape Activists & the “Campus Effect”

Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy is in The Guardian discussing the new wave of anti-rape activists. Specifically, Tracy applauds the profound progress millennial advocates are making in eradicating rape stigma, a deeply rooted cultural construct that all … Continue reading

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Tune in now to hear Carol Tracy Discuss Campus Sexual Assault & the New Policy at University of Pennsylvania

At 10AM on Tuesday, March 10, Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy will discuss the enormous problem of campus sexual assault on WHYY Radio Times. Specifically, Tracy will discuss and debate University of Pennsylvania’s new policy to adjudicate … Continue reading

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Tonight! Philadelphia Premiere of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a new full-length feature documentary that explores the early era of the U.S. feminist movement, premieres in Philadelphia tonight. Following the 7pm screening at the Ritz Bourse, Access Matters President Melissa Weiler Gerber will … Continue reading

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WLP Attorneys: Penn Professors Are Wrong

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy, Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson and Staff Attorney Amal Bass, lawyers with extensive experience working with Title IX, the civil law that prohibits discrimination in educational institutions … Continue reading

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Special November-December Wrap Up!

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Welcome to a special end-of-the-year, double-month wrap-up. It’s been a bit, but hmm, what happened in November? Oh, right: Pennsylvanians broke from a sixty-year state history and national trend to elect a new governor into … Continue reading

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FBI Releases First Annual Report Using Revised Definition of Rape

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff The FBI recently released the preliminary annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2013. The statistics reflect data submitted voluntarily from 18,415 city, county, state, tribal, campus, and federal law enforcement agencies. While the data … Continue reading

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