o April 18 – “I got my voice back,” Community Arts Inc. HAVEN of Tioga County o April 18 – Community Day, Mansfield University o April 29 – Nation Denim Day participation YWCA Northcentral Pa. – midnight o April 24 – Jeans Day PPC Violence Free Network & Shelter, Venango County o April 26 – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Bandstand Park, Franklin, 2 p.m.
book launch of sexual assault survivors’ poetry, G’s Jook Joint, York, p.m. Transitions of PA: Union, Snyder & Northumberland Counties o April 15 – Mock Trial, “I think Something Happened Last Night,” Union County Courthouse, Lewisburg, p.m.
o April 21 – Crime Victims’ Rights Vigil, colonial courthouse, downtown York, 7 p.m. Survivors Inc., Adams County o April 2 – Gettysburg College Take Back the Night, Gettysburg College Junction, 5 p.m.
Isn’t it telling that advocating for women’s rights can be dangerous? Prior to the Campus Sa VE Act, there was no explicit requirement for prevention and awareness programming.
The truth is, women are not as valued or respected as men in American culture, nor are our opinions, and this cultural norm directly contributes to our high rates and acceptance of violence against women. N.-organized conference in Istanbul on ending violence against women, held in early December and attended by representatives from 70 countries. The law requires institutions of higher education to develop a clear statement of policy regarding domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, including programs to prevent these tragedies from occurring; provide written information to victims regarding their rights and the resources available to them; and establish clear campus conduct procedures for disciplinary procedures against individuals accused of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking.
One meeting objective was to review our progress on ending violence against women since 1995 when 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – Violence against Women. In addition, the law provides resources allowing the student, who is the victim of an alleged crime, to understand how to pursue a campus disciplinary proceeding; something that had been a challenge in many cases previously.
While 135 laws on domestic violence and rape have passed since then, the rates of violence against women have not changed. The process frequently was not transparent and was administered by staff that is not trained.
o April 10 – “Beyond the Bar Training,” Murph’s Study Hall, York, 8 p.m. o April 11 – Sexual Assault Awareness Night, Imbibe Bar, 8 p.m.-midnight o April 17 – Take Back the Night, Lycoming College, 6-8 p.m.
o April 14 – Campus Sexual Assault Response Summit, York College, a.m. o April 18 – Sexual Assault Awareness Night, The Cell Block, 9 p.m.Notably, in a breakout session, Lara Fergus, the Director of Policy and Evaluation at Our Watch in Australia, said that the organization’s recent five-year study on preventing violence against women found that attitudes held by both men and women that women are inferior directly contributes to an increase in violence against women. If we want to end violence against women in the United States, we must end the treatment of women as inferior, including the devaluing of girls and women. A 2011 Gallup Poll showed that twice as many Americans wanted sons over daughters. Help is available for free, 24/7 by calling The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or the Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247.A new study shows that as more companies are offering paternal leave, there has been a 58 percent increase in fathers using their company’s paternal leave policy if their child is a boy. ### Read more Campus sexual assault has become a heavily reported issue in the media recently.There seems very little difference in how the abuse is perpetrated. o April 23 – Take Back the Night, Penn State’s Old Main, 6 p.m.The below list of traits will help you spot the emotional abuser(s) in your life. An abuser takes no responsibility for their faults. o April 25 – ACTIVIST FOR CHANGE: Poetry and Spoken Word Event to End Sexual Assault, Webster’s Bookstore Café, 4 p.m.Given the statistics, it is not surprising that conference attendees were in agreement that laws are not enough. • Start teaching bystander education – a prevention strategy that focuses on teaching male and female students alike that they can prevent sexual assaults and that they have a responsibility to do so.