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My Journey of Freedom from the Betrayal of Abuse

Peggy Oliveira | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Peggy Oliveira

I lived my entire childhood and young adult life feeling incredible hopelessness and shame. I lived with constant worry and self-doubt. I couldn't imagine ever feeling differently. I couldn't imagine having someone in my life who would be able to love me.

Five Ways Everyone Can Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.08.2017 | College
Amy Oestreicher

April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It's important for the entire campus to get involved in putting a stop to assault on campus. We need to be equipped with an awareness of not only what sexual assault is, but how it affects survivors.

How We Started A Conversation About Rape

Alexandra Kudatzky | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Alexandra Kudatzky

High school is a critical venue for discussing sexual violence and the increasing prevalence of campus rape in the media.

We Need Communities and Universities to Come Together to End Sexual Assault

Sari Lipsett | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Sari Lipsett

As a campus activist, I educated peers on rape culture and the need to shift campus norms. I found my voice in the movement to end violence against women and discovered the power that emanates from collaboration and bringing people together around an issue.

Moving Forward: Implementing an Educational Program at U.Va to Prevent Sexual Assault

Nia Bentall | Posted 06.28.2015 | College
Nia Bentall

Sexual assault is so common that the vast majority of students will be affected by it in some way during their time in college.

We Need to Stand Together to End Rape and Support All Who Have Been Victimized

Katie Koestner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Katie Koestner

He doesn't say he was raped, but he doesn't have to. I know what he is trying to say. Like most victims, the full sentence, "I was raped," is one we resist speaking at all. The label is too grotesque to add to our conscience.

By Breaking The Silence Around Sexual Assault You Could Be Helping Others Talk About Their Experiences

Amanda Blaugher | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Amanda Blaugher

Attending a Catholic College and admitting that you were assaulted can feel so shameful, however it is not shame that you should feel. Rather, by breaking the silence you are potentially helping others to not become victims at the hands of their offender.

The Prevalence Of Sexual Assault On College Campuses Is Too High To Ignore

Dante Ricci, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Dante Ricci, Ph.D.

Sexual violence can have such serious and lasting repercussions for survivors and bystanders alike that even one sexual assault is still too many.

As Staff Members In Higher Education, It's Our Job To Help Students Heal

Maureen M. McGuinness, Ed.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
Maureen M. McGuinness, Ed.D.

In our role as staff members in higher education, it is our job to educate. It is our job to assist and help our students grow. It is also becoming our job to help our students heal. Our impact is much greater than retention rates. Our impact is helping survivors for the rest of their lives.

The Role You Can Play in Preventing Sexual Assault

Scott Berkowitz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Scott Berkowitz

There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.

Healing From Any Form of Sexual Violence is a Long Journey

Katie Koestner | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Katie Koestner

Take Back The Night invites you to speak, to add your story to the heap. We invite those who stand against sexual violence to Walk the Walk with us, to do more than just talk the talk.

Why I Stopped Talking About What Happened -- And Why I'm Changing That

Grace Brown | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Grace Brown

When I sat down to write this, it was the first time that I was able to fully understand the staggering courage behind the people who participate in Project Unbreakable.

Military Sexual Trauma Survivor Says NO MORE

Marcel Edwards | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Marcel Edwards

Like many military members who survive a sexual assault, the process of reporting the rape and seeking some justice was a long, despairing and ultimately fruitless effort.

Tyler Kingkade

Members Of Congress Are Finally Focused On College Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced an "unprecedented," extensive survey sent out to 350 colleges and universities -- public, private ...

Men: Why Get Involved in the Anti-Domestic Violence Movement?

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

As we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, this video is particularly timely.

Sawubona: We See You

Lauren Book | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal. To look at what has happened and to decide for yourself: What's next?

How to Do "The Sex Talk" Better

Laura Palumbo | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Palumbo

Sexuality is more than sex. Healthy sexual development is about creating a foundation for healthy relationships, choices and behaviors.

Tyler Kingkade

Dartmouth Students Confront President Over Campus Climate | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.02.2014 | College

A group of Dartmouth College students staged an overnight sit-in Tuesday at the office of the Ivy League university's president, demanding a point-by-...

Destroying a Rape Culture

Gregory Bernstein | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Gregory Bernstein

Many colleges and universities focus on programs or campaigns that attempt to deal with the issue of rape and sexual assault through the mantra "no means no." This platitude, which often serves as the starting point in our discussions about sexual assault, all too often also serves as the ending point of those conversations.

A 365 Day-a-Year Problem

K. Sujata | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

The backlash to Belvedere Vodka's ad offers us an opportunity to recognize the threat of sexual violence. Still, we cannot allow our fight to end violence against women be carried on the shoulders of brief surges of public outrage.

An Open Letter to the Guy Who Molested Me

Nico Lang | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Love wasn't on your mind or on your hands, but it's the only thing on mine. It put me back together. It made me whole again. Little by little, I learned to love myself.

Advising Colleges on SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month)

Lisa M. Friel | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Lisa M. Friel

With so much at stake, academic institutions need to provide improved education and training regarding the laws governing sexual harassment and assault if they want to reduce such incidents on campus.