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A woman walks in front of a house damaged by shelling in the city of Wukro, in Tigray, Ethiopia. A new report indicates that military forces have engaged in hundreds of sexual assaults on girls and women. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Whatever happened in Ethiopia: Did the cease-fire bring an end to civilian suffering?

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Almost 60% of teen girls in the U.S. had depressive symptoms in the past year, according to new survey data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And nearly 1 in 3 said they'd seriously considered suicide. Radu Bighian/EyeEm via Getty Images hide caption

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Teen girls and LGBTQ+ youth plagued by violence and trauma, survey says

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A woman holds a poster in support of Swaiti Maliwal, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women. Maliwal is demanding justice for victims and survivors of rape. In India in 2017, the most recent year for which data was available, there were nearly 33,000 cases of rape reported, according to national crime statistics. But most rape cases in India, as in many parts of the world, go unreported. Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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A survey of women ages 18 to 44 found that for an estimated 3.3 million women in that age group, were raped before they ever had a sexual encounter. Researchers say if the numbers included all women they'd be much higher. Aneta Pucia / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio, pictured here at a press conference in May 2018, last week declared rape and sexual violence a national emergency. Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Andrea J. Ritchie is a black lesbian immigrant, police misconduct attorney, and 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow. She is currently researcher-in-residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. W.C. Moss/Beacon Press hide caption

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Ritchie reads from her book

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WBUR reporter Martha Bebinger (right) walks with Kristin, a drug user who says she has been repeatedly sexually assaulted while high on drugs. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

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Students Drive New Policies As K-12 Sexual Assault Investigations Rise

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Content Notice: Here Are A Few Ways Professors Use Trigger Warnings

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Some of the more than 30,000 Nuer civilians sheltering in a United Nations base in South Sudan's capital Juba for fear of targeted killings by government forces walk by an armored vehicle and a watchtower manned by Chinese peacekeepers. Jason Patinkin/AP hide caption

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Elizabeth Cadle of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission answers questions on Feb. 16 about the $1 million settlement of a lawsuit against Vail Run Resort. John Leyba/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Underreporting Makes Sexual Violence At Work Difficult To Address

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Susan sits on a park bench in Washington, D.C. She has struggled with homelessness for nearly two decades. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

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