The series of home-invasion rapes that occurred last year in Billings put our entire community on alert. People started locking doors — all the time — and hundreds of women turned out for a self-defense class organized by the Billings Police Department at Montana State University Billings.
CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Police Department says Meg Lanker-Simons created the anonymous threat of sexual violence targeted at her on social media last week.
MISSOULA — Despite sleet and rain, thunder and lightning, more than 100 people lined the Higgins Avenue Bridge on Wednesday evening to toss flowers into the icy waters of the Clark Fork River as a gesture of support for victims of sexual violence.
HAVRE — Leaders of the Montana University System issued new policies Friday for handling claims of sexual assault, the latest development in a controversy that has led to a federal investigation into whether a college botched its response to rape reports made by female students.
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, a nonprofit organization based in Red Lodge, reported an increase in helpline calls, from 420 in 2010, to 544 last year.
In 2009, President Obama was the first president to mark April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This devastating crime warrants our focused attention because it is often misunderstood and incorrectly portrayed. Paradoxically, on the one hand, we are reluctant to talk about the issue; yet, …
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill aimed at helping the victims of domestic or sexual violence move and feel more secure at home has advanced to the Wyoming Senate.
On the morning of Dec. 3, I logged onto the Billings Gazette website, as I do most mornings. I scrolled down to the Montana News section, where there were 20 headlines listed. There were two articles about the seemingly senseless murder of a young Montana Highway Patrol officer, as well as a…
RED LODGE — In the past year, 13 percent of teens in Carbon County have been the victim of teen dating violence, according to a recent survey on Montana youth risk behavior.