A coalition of more than 70 women’s and civil rights groups today called on the Department of Education to remind post-secondary schools that it’s their legal obligation to protect students from online anonymous harassment under Title IX and the Civil Rights Act. In the wake of threats faced by women students at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) on […]
Forty-three years ago, Congress passed Title IX as part of the Education Amendments. This significant piece of legislation prohibited any education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex. Since its passing, Title IX has helped women around the country. It has helped women enter professions in fields […]
Changing the language you use is just one way to stand in solidarity with survivors. And it’s one worth speaking up about.
The Feminist Majority Foundation continues to stand with students at the University of Mary Washington as they seek to hold the university accountable for violations of their rights under Title IX.
I wish I could say that this is the first time my beloved school’s administration has thrown my friends and I under the bus, and ignored our genuine concerns. I wish I could say that, but I can’t.
Virginia Tech Womanspace members launched the #SitDownVTFootball campaign to voice their concerns about the conduct of the Virginia Tech Football players who were in attendance at the group’s 26th Annual Take Back the Night. These roundtable contributions tell the story through the eyes of three feminist leaders on VT’s campus who were there, and who are demanding accountability.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), so we’ve compiled four ways for you to get involved!
University of Virginia Alumni and Allies for Survivors, a group dedicated to pushing for sexual assault reform at the University of Virginia (UVA), has created a petition calling on President Sullivan to implement an ongoing, mandatory sexual assault education program on campus that engages students at regular intervals throughout their academic careers. The group’s […]
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.
The more suggestions that are submitted, the more likely it is that the final product will be strong and effective. We need a policy that is accessible to students, especially survivors.