Antarctica: "Pervasive Problem" of Sexual Violence Being Investigated at US Research Base
Friday, November 3, 2023 4:00 PM

The United States' National Science Foundation (NSF) is sending investigators this month to the nation's McMurdo research station in Antarctica to investigate reports of "pervasive" sexual violence among staff there.  A 2022 NSF report found that 59 percent of women at the site indicated they had experienced harassment or assault there, with alcohol a factor in some cases. In October, the NSF decided to stop serving alcohol in the site's bars, but workers can still purchase alcohol in the site's store. 

Compiled from: Nick Perry, "Investigators are being sent to US research base on Antarctica to look into sexual violence concerns," Associated Press, Nov. 3, 2023.