Post Tagged with: "sexual violence"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On the Issue of Sexual Violence

The Hoya highlighted new research from Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security in its April 5 article “UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues.” Sophie Huvé, the author of the report discussed in The Hoya’s article, analyzed the United Nation Security Council’s use of[Read More…]

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, discussed the findings of a new GIWPS report in an interview with The Hoya.

UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues

United Nations sanctions can be used to limit the weaponization of sexual violence in conflict situations, Sophie Huvé (LAW ’17), a Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security fellow, argued in a report published by GIWPS last week. Huvé has been asked to present her findings to UNrepresentatives later this month.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Campus 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
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: GUPD will hold a

GUPD Expands Sexual Assault Response Team

The Georgetown University Police Department will hold its second annual Sexual Assault Response Team training — a program to train GUPD officers to respond to cases of sexual assault on campus — over spring break. The program, which requires officers to receive 40 hours of additional training, differs from previous[Read More…]

by March 6, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura received the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security.

Bangura Discusses Prevention of Sexual Violence

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura advocated for the increased participation of women in international affairs and presented strategies to combat sexual violence in conflict zones during an address in Gaston Hall on Monday. The Office of the President, the Institute for[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Q&A: Cutway Talks Title IX Role

Q&A: Cutway Talks Title IX Role

Laura Cutway began as Georgetown’s first dedicated, full-time Title IX coordinator Jan. 11, replacing temporary coordinator Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Equity Rosemary Kilkenny. Cutway will be responsible for enforcing Georgetown’s sexual misconduct policy, investigating sexual misconduct and leading the school’s sexual misconduct education efforts. Cutway previously served as[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Sexual Violence is No Joke

Members of the Georgetown community need a wake-up call after the public safety alert on Oct. 17, which reported that a student was “forcibly fondled” in Burleith at 2 p.m. Let’s assume that part of the problem here is word choice. Think the word fondled is funny? Like the alliteration? Try this on[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Battling a Stifling Culture

There are about 4,095 female undergraduates at Georgetown. Statistically speaking, 819 of them will experience sexual violence before the end of their time on the Hilltop. Sexual and gender-based violence, though often overlooked, is a pervasive issue on college campuses. Studies estimate that 20 to 25 percent of women and[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Take Back the Night Confronts Gender Violence

Nearly 60 students and several university administrators gathered at a rally in New South’s Riverside Lounge Friday night for the culmination of a weeklong series of events to raise awareness about the sexual abuse of women. The Take Back the Night Rally Against Gender Violence included artistic performances, speeches and[Read More…]

by November 15, 2004 0 comments Campus News, News