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SHATTER THE SILENCE BY BREAKING IT THROUGH STORYTELLING. Take Back the Night is about the power of speaking out. Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. Survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and sexual abuse are invited to Shatter the Silence by posting their stories at the Take Back the Night Headquarters. The strength and courage of people’s stories will help other survivors know that they are not alone, and that we will not tolerate these crimes, or let them go silently into the night. Together, these stories will help our world work toward eliminating sexual violence.
For information about current events around the world concerning women.
NWSA supports and promotes feminist / womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women’s Studies for those outside the profession.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is an organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. Find weekly news here!
Planned Parenthood provides education and awareness on an array of womens’ issues.
Women’s Human Rights & The Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Currently, Amnesty International is involved in an international campaign to stop violence against women. Every day, women and girls around the world are threatened, beaten, raped, mutilated and killed with impunity. Join the “Stop Violence Against Women Campaign” and help make women’s human rights a reality.
This website covers a range of legal topics, including domestic abuse. Many of their legal topics are centric to items that pertain to college students. With comprehensive and easy to understand information, Laws.com is a site that is definitely worth a look.
UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women’s human rights at the centre of all of its efforts, UNIFEM focuses its activities on four strategic areas: (1) reducing feminized poverty, (2) ending violence against women, (3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and (4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.
The mission of the OVW is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.
Site is dedicated to informing the public on Sexual harassment as well as providing the service of locating local attorneys and law firms for anyone in the United States. Find a Lawyer or a Law Firm specializing in Sexual Harassment Law. Cases including Hostile-work environment, Quid pro quo, casting couch, Sexual discrimination, Ambit of the Human Rights Act, Sexual Harassment.
Please find below an email regarding article:
Hi, I work for an educational resource provider. In light of Yeardley Loves’ tragic death, I felt compelled to create an article that might help students and victims of domestic violence. This article offers statistics, myths, resources, and treatment options for those suffering from domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking.
As a woman, I am familiar with the tendency for us (female friends, relatives, acquaintances, etc) to enable certain behaviors (“I’ll just give him one more chance”); hide relationship or personal problems from others; fear judgment; agonize over the consequences of our actions; and doubt our own self worth. My intention is to try and help abused women (or people in general) to find resources and support, and to let them know that they are not alone.
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The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you’ll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.
Offers a personalized, interactive “quit wizard” to serve as a guide during the quitting process, information programs in your community that can help you quit, downloadable brochures, success stories, expert advice, e-cards and links to other web-based quit tools.
Offers support for people who want to “gain freedom from nicotine.” Pamphlets in six (6) languages.
Without registering, you can obtain a guide to help you quit, a calendar to follow through the process, a directory of cessation programs and daily tobacco news. Upon registration, you get peer-to-peer support, quitting tools, quit tips, anniversary emails and up-to-date information.
Encourages quitting by offering quit tools, a discussion board live customer assistance and information on dealing with cravings, stress, weight gain and more.
Here’s a cool 5 questions quiz that you can take on-line to match their smoking habit to an appropriate quit method!
Counseling and Student Development exists to help all students function more effectively in the Bentley community and to address relevant issues surrounding college student development. A professional staff of psychologists, social workers and counselors is available for programs regarding major areas of student development as well as specific issues through individual and group counseling.
Provides health services to students on campus. Free contraceptives can be found there!
The Multicultural Center lounge is “home” to many ALANA students at the college. In1996 students helped create the space by putting their hands on the walls, leaving their prints and signatures for others to see forever. The lounge offers comfortable couches; huge pillows, a CD player for music, and a computer that is in constant use as a stream of people work on papers and check their email. Cultural magazines, scholarships and internship information, and upcoming events are found through out the room. Students gather in the lounge between classes to eat lunch or take a nap. Groups and clubs often use it for meetings. The lounge is open until the campus center closes late at night.
Come Visit PRIDE - People Respecting Individuality and Diversity though Education - is an on-campus student run organization with the main goal to educate and promote social awareness of GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender) issues on campus, better preparing members and allies for the world outside the Bentley Bubble.