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Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Bowser, Council Propose Expanded Sexual Assault Survivor Resources

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) plans to expand the pool of confidential advocates for survivors of sexual assault, codify the duties of the District’s Sexual Assault Response Team and clarify the rights of survivors when they access emergency care in legislation proposed April 3. Announced April 13, the legislation[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has paired up with local advocacy groups to spread awareness and combat harassment and sexual assault. This year, Metro has seen a drop in reports of sexual harassment through its survey and web portal.

Metro Calls Attention to Sexual Assault on Services

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority police officers hosted outreach events at five Metrorail stations Tuesday to raise awareness about sexual harassment on the Metro. In collaboration with Collective Action for Safe Spaces, which is a D.C.-based organization focused on ending public harassment and sexual assault[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Two students are planning to launch the It’s On Us Pledge, which works to promote student pledges to end sexual violence on college campuses Wednesday.

Students Launch It’s On Us To End Sexual Violence

Two students are planning to launch an It’s On Us chapter, an initiative that works to have students take a pledge to end sexual violence on college campuses, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Obama administration launched It’s On Us in 2014 in an effort to end sexual[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Carmen Livesay (COL '17) as protagonist Lexi and Katherine Pietro (COL '17) as her best friend Jessie
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Black Theatre Ensemble Haunts With ‘Hookman’

From Georgetown’s Black Theatre Ensemble comes the hauntingly thought-provoking “Hookman.” Adapted from the show by playwright Lauren Yee, it follows Georgetown freshman Lexi, played by Carmen Livesay (COL ’17), as she learns what it means to grow up and face her inner demons. Black Theatre Ensemble strives to produce works[Read More…]

VIEWPOINT: Fight to End Gender Violence

VIEWPOINT: Fight to End Gender Violence

“Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights,” declared Hillary Clinton at the 1995 U.N. Council on the Status of Women. More than 20 years later, this pivotal speech is still referred to as a global wake-up call regarding daily violations against women’s basic rights. Further, Clinton’s[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Narrowing the Divide

During the Georgetown University Student Association executive election in March, Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) ran their campaign with a focus on making GUSA more accessible and increasing socio-economic and racial inclusivity on campus. Midway through their term as GUSA president and vice president, Khan and[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

SAPE Sees Expanded Reach

Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Peer Educators program has educated 300 students in sexual misconduct policies and bystander intervention so far this year, putting it on course to exceed the 700 students it educated last year, according to SAPE Faculty Advisor Jennifer Wiggins. This year also marks the largest group of SAPE[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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In response to the climate survey results, student club leaders will be required to undergo bystander training.

Bystander Training Required for Leaders

Leaders of Georgetown’s largest student groups will undergo required bystander intervention training as part of the Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force’s goal of improving bystander education to prevent sexual assault on campus. The first training session, coordinated by Health Education Services, will take place this Sunday, with four additional[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Faults of Delayed Education

For new students at Georgetown, there is a requirement to complete mandatory consent training to address the widespread issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The training comes in the form of “Think About it,” an online course that new students must complete by the end of October, and “Hoya[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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“Are You Ready?” is an annual conversation on preventing sexual assault on campus and returned for its 14th year Wednesday in Copley Formal Lounge.

Sexual Assault Discussion Returns for 14th Year

“Are You Ready?” — an annual conversation on preventing sexual assault on campus and better supporting survivors —  returned in its 14th iteration Wednesday. Established in fall 2003, “Are You Ready?” is sponsored by Health Education Services and the Women’s Center in partnership with Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top