Prof. Helen Benedict wins Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism
January 03, 2013
On Jan. 2, Prof. Helen Benedict won the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and was named one of the 21 leaders for the 21st century by Women’s eNews. The organization recognized remarkable leaders from India, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Colombia, Canada, Norway, Ireland and the United States. Each one grew to develop a profound commitment to improving the lives of women and girls and have taken action to confront inequality in the United Nations, U.S. Congress, war zones, developing economies and the media.
Benedict uncovered studies that showed that 30 percent of women in the military have been raped, 74 percent have been sexually assaulted and 90 percent sexually harassed, all while they serving, by their own comrades.