Colleague Lisa Rein is reporting today on the accounts of about 30 current and former Peace Corps volunteers who were sexually assaulted overseas while serving the agency.
According to Lisa’s report, most of the attacks occurred in the past four years — and some as recently as the past year — during a time when the agency says it has improved how it responds to violent crimes.
A 21-year-old Peace Corps volunteer was sexually assaulted on her way to buy lunch in her village overseas. A 23-year-old volunteer was strangled two years earlier before she broke free.
Read Lisa’s full report here.