Domestic violence is a global issue; however, in the United States, gun rights are often championed over the rights of those at risk for violence, creating and perpetuating a culture where second amendment rights are prioritized over human rights. Abusive partners who own guns are more likely to commit fatal acts of domestic violence, and […]
Tomorrow is our National Day of Action for survivors of sexual assault. Throughout campuses across the nation, students will be organizing, each individual action coming together in collective power and resonance. Interested? Here are some ways for your campus group to get involved on October 19: Host a Sister Vigil on your campus. We encourage […]
On average in the U.S., nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner per day, equating to more than 10 million people per year. This epidemic is pervasive on global, national, and local scales, and occurs within a variety of relationship types (marriage, friendship, family, etc.). Domestic violence (DV) is an intentional means […]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). As a woman and college student, I believe it is up to us, as a people, to work to end domestic violence being that it is an issue that affects everyone. It is not just the victim and survivors responsibility to fight for the end of domestic/partner violence. […]
It’s domestic violence awareness month! Time to stand up to inter-partner violence and abuse on your campus. Last week we talked about ways to take action as an individual – today we’ve put together 5 ways for you to get involved with your feminist campus group. Participate in Purple Thursday on October 20th! Every year advocates, […]
This blog is a guest piece written by Molly Anne Marcotte. Molly Anne is a junior at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, where she studies Health Sciences. On Wednesday, October 28, Guilford College took on Domestic Violence Awareness on our campus, and we painted the campus purple. This initiative took place as part of the […]
This blog is a guest post written by our intern, Sharon Mutwiwa. Sharon is a student at Coe College in Iowa, where she studies public policy and gender studies. *Disclaimer: For the purposes of this piece, the terms ‘victimization’ and ‘victim’ will be used to describe all individuals who have experienced sexual violence and violation […]
Since I was 7 years old, I have dedicated my life to women and girls. My mother was married at 14 years old and I had my first marriage proposal when I was twelve. Growing up in Afghanistan, I have always felt the discrimination and violence against women but instead of becoming discouraged, […]
Students having questions about rape policies on campus led to a student-initiated, educational, public health club event being silenced.
James Madison University’s Feminist Collective held a “Campus Rising” event last week in support of One Billion Rising, the world’s largest mass action to end violence against women.