Oliver Willis

Report: 20% Of Peace Corps Volunteers Sexually Assaulted

New report finds that 20% of volunteers to the Peace Corps have been sexually assaulted.

“Nearly one in five of the nearly 7,000 American Peace Corps volunteers serving around the world is sexually assaulted during their service, according to an internal agency report.

The Inspector General report, first reported by CBS News, shows that nearly half of Peace Corps victims don’t report their assaults in service countries. Volunteers felt criticized and threatened about discussing their attacks, according to CBS, and survivors often said they are blamed or punished.” [READ MORE]