R Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era

first_imgR. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo NEW YORK — The arrest of singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on young victims.Studies show that 7 in 10 girls are sexually harassed by age 18, and 1 in 4 are sexually abused. Experts believe the rates are higher for girls of colour.The national non-profit Girls Inc. has launched a #GirlsToo campaign to ensure that young survivors are included in the conversation around #MeToo. Public policy director Lara Kaufmann says it’s challenging for younger victims to come forward because they fear they’ll get in trouble or be ostracized.In Brooklyn, Girls for Gender Equity runs a program called “Sisters in Strength” to help girls heal. The curriculum teaches how to build healthy relationships.By Maryclaire Dale And Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press by By Maryclaire Dale And Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm PDT A survivor of sexual assault adjusts her hood as she poses for a photo in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The young woman said that she was assaulted by someone she knew but never reported it because she feared she wouldn’t be believed. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img

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