Archive - May 18, 2011

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More Facts & Figures from the Peace Corps on Sexual Assaults
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Facts & Figures on Sexual Assaults in the Peace Corps

More Facts & Figures from the Peace Corps on Sexual Assaults

Year Rape/Attempted Rape Major Sexual Assault Other Sexual Assault Volunteers on Board Female Total 2000 28 11 51 4415 7164 2001 22 23 68 4025 6643 2002 16 18 61 4060 6636 2003 26 11 57 4411 7533 2004 25 10 70 4462 7733 2005 23 15 79 4535 7810 2006 22 10 69 4537 7749 2007 21 11 87 4794 8079 2008 23 18 88 4713 7876 2009 15 20 80 4624 7671 Total 221 147 710     Average 22.1 14.7 71     The definition of each category is in the 2009 Security Report and follow here: Definitions Rape: Penetration of the vagina or anus with a penis, tongue, finger or object without the consent and/or against the will of the Volunteer. This includes when a victim is unable to consent because of ingestion of drugs and/or alcohol. Rape also includes forced oral sex, where: 1. the . . .

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Facts & Figures on Sexual Assaults in the Peace Corps

Casey Frazee of First Response sent me an email the other day, after I had posted my blog about ‘what the Peace Corps was doing now’ to handle the sexual assaults in the agency. She wrote:  “I can send you the stat sheet from the Peace Corps but the last three years are the HIGHEST on record for the agency. The incidence rate in the Peace Corps is 5 times higher that the US rate of rape and sexual assault. “There was a small decline in the REPORTS of rape in 2009, but the Peace Corps’ own survey shows there were another 33 unreported rapes in 2009 which is double+ the reported figure for that year. ” The Peace Corps’ initiatives are still very new and there has NOT been any PCV training yet, only staff training which was rolled out this February. The training was also not vetted by experts . . .

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