Archive - March 29, 2013

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Were You Sexually Assaulted in the Peace Corps?
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NPCA ELECTIONS: Vote for Dennis Grubb (Colombia 1961-63)

Were You Sexually Assaulted in the Peace Corps?

Nicholas Hack (Zambia 2005-07) wrote me recently with this request: “I’m a RPCV who served in Zambia in 2005. I’m currently working on my doctorate in psychology and am studying an area in which there has been no research: sexual assault in the Peace Corps. I’m hoping to hear from past and current female Volunteers who experienced sexual assault during their service so we can bring these stories to light. In order to protect the confidentiality of participants I’m using an anonymous online survey that takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Out of respect and care for participants the survey does not ask any questions about the assault itself. The survey was also developed in collaboration with other survivors of Peace Corps Sexual Assault to minimize any triggering/blaming/shaming language. I’d like to give a big thank you in advance to those who have the courage to share their stories. Your participation in this . . .

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NPCA ELECTIONS: Vote for Dennis Grubb (Colombia 1961-63)

The Americas Dennis Grubb Hometown: Washington, DC Nominated by: Friends of Colombia Current member of: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC; Friends of Colombia Peace Corps service: PCV Colombia 1961-1963; Headquarters Staff 1963-1965 Current Employment: Director, Investasia Ltd./Aries Group Experience on organization boards: Current Chairman, Ratiu Foundation, Center for Democracy at Woodrow Wilson Institute; 2009-2011 Member, American University Alumni Board; Current Adviser to the Dean, School of International Service; 2009-2012 Member, National Fulbright Association and DC Chapter Statement: The NPCA’s mission is to Support and Promote RPCVs. As a NPCA Board member, I will introduce a results-oriented plan to do the following: Fully support local region and country-of-service groups, the backbone of the NPCA Bring RPCVs who served in “The Americas” into the NPCA membership Help enact changes in federal laws so RPCVs with service-illnesses can receive medical assistance Develop opportunities for RPCVs with new international experiences to find . . .

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