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Casey Frazee Tells of Her Successful Journey Since the Peace Corps

Casey Frazee Tells of Her Successful Journey Since the Peace Corps

[The Kate Puzey (Benin 2007-09) Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act was signed into law by President Obama on November 21, 2011. Named after Kate Puzey who was murdered after telling authorities about sexual abuse by a Peace Corps employee, the law requires the Peace Corps to improve Training to reduce risk of abuse and hire regional victims’ advocates, and protect whistle-blowers. Casey Frazee, who served in South Africa, and now works for the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, wrote this blog for Cincinnati.com. It was Casey’s efforts, and her organization of RPCV women, First Response Action, that largely brought about the Kate Puzey Protection Act.] A Journey from Trauma to Triumph I am proof of the American dream. Not in the house-in-the-suburbs-two-point-five-kids-two-car-garage kind of way, but that I was so passionate about making something happen and I did it. In 2009, I was sexually assaulted as a Peace Corps Volunteer in . . .

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