Tanya Rawal

Tanya Rawal

Tanya is vice president of social change for Sexual Trauma and Response. Before joining STAR, she served as a visiting professor Women’s Studies at Franklin and Marshall College and a visiting professor of English and Rhetoric at Berry College. Prior to that, Rawal was a visiting professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California of Riverside. As a specialist in violence against women, Rawal worked as a consultant for BBC Media Action Network (Afghanistan) and as a researcher for Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 2015, she started the Saree, Not Sorry Movement to highlight the violent impact of the rising anti-immigration discourse in the United States. Rawal writes on a range of political-economical issues ranging from gendered violence in the mining industry to the misuse of tax havens, her work can be found in Salon, openDemocracy, Commondreams, and TWN-Africa.

The Louisiana Department of Health is referring doctors and hospitals who have questions about Louisiana's abortion law to the Office of the Attorney General. (

Louisiana’s abortion law, maternal mortality rate a double burden to sexual assault survivors

By: - August 21, 2022

Maternal mortality – pregnancy-related death – refers to the death of a pregnant person during pregnancy, labor, or shortly after delivery. Aside from the United States, every other country in the G7 – France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, and England – has had a steady decline in the number of maternal deaths since 1990. Even […]