In affidavits, Peace Corps volunteers tell stories of assault and frustration


Three Peace Corps volunteers who were raped while serving overseas shared their experiences with lawmakers in May. The agency apologized at the hearing for their hardships. (AP)

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.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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