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Monday, January 17, 2011

Follow-up to shocking 20/20 Exclusive on Peace Corps - Video Exclusive: Peace Corps Women Tell Stories of Assaults Overseas -and Agency's Indifference


Peace Corps Women Tell Stories of Assaults

In roundtable with ABC News Chief Investigative correspondent Brian Ross, six women describe sexual assault while volunteering overseas. 01/14/2011
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/video/peace-corps-women-stories-assaults-12619514?nwltr=blotter_featureMore

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/slideshow/sexual-assault-peace-corps-12618764

This is the follow-up on The Blotter to Friday's 20/20 Exclusive which was the subject of this post of mine:

http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/must-see-tv-tonight-abc-news-2020-on.html

ABC News Investigative Team
Blotter

http://abcnews.go.com/blotter


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See also: First Response Action

"First Response Action advocates for a stronger Peace Corps response for Volunteers who are survivors or victims of physical and sexual violence. We envision a Peace Corps with policies that reflect best practices in all areas of training, prevention and response."

For more information email firstresponseaction@gmail.com.
Visit their website at: www.firstresponseaction.org and their blog at http://firstresponseaction.blogspot.com/



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KESQ-TV, Palm Springs, California
http://www.kesq.com/news/26502628/detail.html

Peace Corps Murder Raises Questions On Safety Of Volunteers
POSTED: 9:35 pm PST January 14, 2011
UPDATED: 11:34 pm PST January 14, 2011

Story and video at:
http://www.kesq.com/news/26502628/detail.html

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Newsweek
Goodbye, Hollywood. Hello, Peace Corps!

Newsweek's 43-year old Hollywood correspondent Sean Smith quits his job to join The Peace Corps.

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/19/give-peace-a-chance.html

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