It’s been a wonderful few months:
- The “Mender of Women” met with Ortner faculty and students.
- We submitted a large federal proposal with 33 accomplished researchers from 18 institutions and 16 disciplines.
- The Center received a substantial anonymous gift which has helped us launch work on violence against women and technology.
For more of the Director’s Message, click here.
Mothers – not strangers – are the most common target of violence by a person with a severe mental illness. For more about this work by PhD student Travis Labrum, click here.
Professor Marilyn (Lynn) Sommers found a problem with forensic sexual assault exams – widely-used technology does not identify injury in women with dark skin as well as it does in women with light skin. For more about her ground-breaking research, click here.
Recent research by Ortner Center Fellows documents:
- Moral outrage leads to victim compensation
- China’s first law against domestic violence can be improved.
- Sexual assault is a key reason why women leave the U.S. military early.
- Women in Côte d’Ivoire who fled conflict zones but remained in the country are at higher risk of intimate partner violence.
- The number of re-arrests for domestic violence could be cut in half.
- For more, click here.