Archive - May 6, 2014

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Kate Puzey Act, Peace Corps and the Office of the Inspector General: a Guide to Reports
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From Huffington Post: Peace Corps Rape Survivors Lobby Congress For Fair Abortion Coverage
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Peace Corps & Rotary Announce Collaboration to Promote Global Development and Volunteer Service

Kate Puzey Act, Peace Corps and the Office of the Inspector General: a Guide to Reports

First Response Action is the advocacy group created by RPCV Casey Frazee and fellow RPCV women who had been sexually assaulted during their service. These are the brave women whose work resulted in the passage of the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011. To read more about the organization, here is the link: http://firstresponseaction.blogspot.com The legislation was designed to provide protocols and procedures to protect serving Volunteers and to ensure that if sexual assault unfortunately occurred, that the Volunteer would receive immediate care, based on best practices. The current  concern is  about how well the Peace Corps agency has fully implemented all the mandates of that law. The Office of the Inspector General for the Peace Corps evaluated  the implementation of the law and issued its current report, signed by all parties on November 13, 2013. The process of preparing such a report and giving the agency time . . .

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From Huffington Post: Peace Corps Rape Survivors Lobby Congress For Fair Abortion Coverage

Peace Corps Rape Survivors Lobby Congress For Fair Abortion Coverage From Huffington Post Today Posted: 05/06/2014 10:22 am EDT Updated: 3 hours ago Christine Carcano joined the Peace Corps in 2011, two months after graduating from college, because she wanted to travel the world and promote public health. But she had only served four of her expected 27 months in a rural town in Peru when she says a local man from her community raped her. “I didn’t tell anyone in my town,” she told The Huffington Post in an interview. “I was in denial. I thought if I didn’t talk about it and didn’t think about it, it would go away on its own.” Weeks later, when Carcano developed pelvic inflammatory disease as a result of the rape, she had to travel to Lima, Peru, for medical treatment. She finally admitted to the Peace Corps’ medical providers what had happened to her. . . .

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Peace Corps & Rotary Announce Collaboration to Promote Global Development and Volunteer Service

PRESS OFFICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 5, 2014 Peace Corps & Rotary Announce Collaboration to Promote Global Development and Volunteer Service Initial pilot in the Philippines, Thailand and Togo WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko today signed a letter of collaboration strengthening the organizations’ cooperation in the United States and abroad to promote global development and volunteer service. “The missions of our two organizations reflect and reinforce each other,” Hessler-Radelet said. “In our increasingly interconnected world, bringing the Peace Corps and Rotary together in common cause provides more opportunity than ever to leave a greater impact.” At Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Ill., the two organizations committed to explore initial collaboration in the Philippines, Thailand and Togo. Across these three countries, Peace Corps and Rotary volunteers will be encouraged to share resources and expertise, and . . .

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