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The Me Too domino effect in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and beyond

“This fight is for all of us. It is not a fight for just survivors,” said Katryn Duarte, assistant director for sexual assault services at the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP). “If we really want to eliminate sexual violence, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves on what that means and how to stop it.” […]

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Three programs for sexual and domestic violence survivors defunded

Three programs have been defunded among other cuts to services for individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence following the Iowa Legislature’s decision to decrease funding for victim services by 26 percent. Additional funding cuts at the federal level also contributed to the shortfall. […]

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More than one in five UI female undergraduates report being raped

21 percent of undergraduate female students responding to a University of Iowa survey reported being raped during their time at the university, according to a report released Wednesday. More than 11 percent of first-year female undergraduates reported being raped during their first semester, supporting national research that the first year on campus is a time […]

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