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National Crime Victim Law Institute

2014 End Violence Against Women International Conference

Date: April 24 PDT Location: 1400 6th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

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1400 6th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

On Thursday, April 24th NCVLI will present at the 2014 End Violence Against Women International Conference in Seattle, Washington.

The presentation, “Intersection of Victims’ Rights and Rape Shield” will briefly discuss the history of sexual assault, including the legacy that some victims have been perceived as “unrapeable” and analyze some aspects of rape reform, focusing on the advent of rape shield.  With this foundation in mind, we will analyze how successful rape shield legislation has been in changing culture and discuss how victims’ rights provisions can be leveraged to allow victim participation in rape shield proceedings at trial and appellate levels which may aid in advancing protections for surivvors.  For more information about the EVAWI Conference click here.