Child Sexual Abuse

Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed Erin’s Law this morning.  The law  provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools.

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People will gather at TWC Thursday, March 27th at noon for a Choose Respect March.

People will gather at TWC Thursday, March 27th at noon for a Choose Respect March.

Thursday, communities across Alaska are hosting marches and rallies as part of Governor Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect initiative, including in Bethel. Bethel’s event will take place at noon, Thursday at Tundra Women’s Coalition, or TWC, located on 6th Avenue. Susan Taylor with TWC, says she’s hoping for a large group. Read more →

Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

This week, Erin Merryn is coming from Illinois to Alaska to promote a law that provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools. Erin’s Law, named after the 29-year-old from Illinois, has been passed in 11 states and is pending in 26 others, including Alaska. This story talks frankly about sexual abuse and rape.

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