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A woman walks down the main road in the village of Luvungi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2010, Hutu rebels and local militias raped more than 280 women and children as punishment for the villagers' alleged support of the Congolese Defense Forces. Marc Hoffer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CBS announced on Monday it will not pay out a controversial $120 million severance package to former CEO Leslie Moonves. The company said it had ample reason to fire the disgraced executive for cause. Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Showtime hide caption

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Prabhu Ramamoorthy assaulted a sleeping woman on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on Jan. 3. The 35-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Academy Award-winner Kobe Bryant was removed as a juror from the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after protests stemming from past sexual assault allegations against him. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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Cody Greenes (center), group leader with Moving Traditions, leads six high school boys in a discussion about sexual assault and consent. The program was designed to discuss difficult topics in an all-male setting. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Coming To The Right Answer By Themselves: Talking With Boys About Sexual Assault

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Psychologists find that cognitive processing therapy — a type of counseling that helps people learn to challenge and modify their beliefs related to a trauma — can be useful in healing the mental health problems some experience after a sexual assault. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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In Alaska, 'Righteous Rage' Over Sexual Assault

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh scowls as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Afterward, many observers felt he had revealed a partisan side never before seen from a Supreme Court nominee. Melina Mara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Jeff Flake arrives back at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday following a break. After announcing Friday morning that he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Flake was confronted in an emotional scene by two women relaying their stories of sexual assault. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Jana Mestecky (left) poses for a cast photo during production of the play Des rats et des hommes, directed by Israel Horovitz (front, third from left). The photo appeared in the French magazine, L'Avant-Scène, Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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Bill Cosby reacts to the verdict in his sexual assault retrial in April, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted The Cosby Show star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Mark Makela/AP hide caption

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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, in August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley have been arrested and charged with rape and assault. Authorities say there may be hundreds of victims based on the video footage they have examined. Orange County District Attorney's Office hide caption

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Debbie Van Horn was arrested Thursday at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and booked into the Walker County Jail on Thursday. Walker County Jail via Reuters hide caption

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Italian actress Asia Argento arrives at a film screening at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 19. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, was convicted on Thursday of sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. He could face life in prison. Erik Witsoe/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Deputy sergeant Mauwa Saleh is the coordinator of the seven Gender and Children desks in Zanzibar. These desks are staffed by police officers who have received training on how to interview victims and investigate reports of gender-based violence. Rebecca Grant for NPR hide caption

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Jana Mestecky (left) poses for a cast photo during production of the play Des rats et des hommes, directed by Israel Horovitz (front, third from left). The photo appeared in the French magazine, L'Avant-Scène, in 1994. Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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Why Now?

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