Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

“When a survivor comes out about having been sexually assaulted or abused by an intimate partner — whether it be their first time telling anyone or their hundredth — recognize that the process can be extremely difficult and that you should be as supportive as possible. When a victim comes out to you, remember that … More Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

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16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

We know that there is no excuse for violence, and we know that violence should never be allowed to happen. So, as witnesses or bystanders to a violent situation, what could we do to stop it from happening? We took a walk around the Breakthrough office and asked our team members what they would do … More 16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

Our ideas about false accusers have little to do with reality. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) WRITTEN BY Sandra Newman | May 11, 2017 “False rape accusations loom large in the cultural imagination. We don’t forget the big ones: The widely-read 2014 Rolling Stone article, later retracted, about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia; the 2006 accusations against innocent members … More The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

By: Emily Zak | October 7, 2017 | About Emily | Follow Emily at @EmilyEZak For 45 years, Title IX has helped protect students from gender discrimination but recently the Trump Administration has been tweaking guidelines for the influential civil rights law. First, Betsy DeVos’ Education Department withdrew protections for transgender students. Now, sexual assault survivors have to work harder to prove their assault happened. … More 7 Ways Title IX Protects College Students

#DearBetsy: How To Defend Title IX and Prevent Campus Sexual Violence

“IT’S UP TO ALL OF US — STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND CONCERNED CITIZENS — TO JOIN TOGETHER, TO HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE, TO HOLD OUR LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE, AND TO HOLD THIS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE.” Sign up for Title IX action alerts from the United State of Women Be the first to know when Secretary DeVos launches the comment … More #DearBetsy: How To Defend Title IX and Prevent Campus Sexual Violence

If You Don’t Get Why Campus Rape Is A National Problem, Read This

By Lydia O’Connor, Tyler Kingkade on Huffington Post This is why injustice plagues most sexual assault cases. For many people, reading the Stanford University sexual assault victim’s powerful letter to her assailant was an entry point into the complicated, unjust realities of reporting and punishing sexual assault. While the attention the case — and similar ones at Baylor and Vanderbilt Universities … More If You Don’t Get Why Campus Rape Is A National Problem, Read This