We are honored to be one of the nine U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH) grantees.
The College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative provides three years of funding to increase awareness of sexual assault on college campuses and implement successful prevention policies. The initiative also supports the implementation and evaluation of the recommendations from the White House Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault – Not Alone and It's On Us campaigns.
“We see this program as a significant step toward our office’s efforts to prevent violence against women,” said Nancy C. Lee., deputy assistant secretary for health-women’s health and director of OWH. “The work from this program is essential to strengthening violence prevention policies that can be sustained on college campuses beyond this initiative.”
This July, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, Men Can Stop Rape hosted the 3rd Annual You Are Not Alone Conference. Professionals from Washington, DC colleges and universities, service providers, prevention organizations, mental health professionals, and student representatives gathered to share best practices and learn more about sexual assault resources in the District. Throughout the day, our discussions covered topics of Title IX, activism on campus, bystander intervention, the continuum of sexual violence resources available in the city, trauma informed care and healing for survivors, and the importance of self-care. We heard from student leaders on campus, who spoke about their passion for activism on campus, peer-led prevention programs, intersectionality, changing the campus culture around consent, inclusion, and access of services.
Take a look at our live twitter feed from the Conference, hereand the photos throughout the day, here.
These young women have worked hard this spring to establish a WISE Club with the total support and backing of The Domestic Violence Shelter of Mansfield, Ohio, who have been long time partners of Men Can Stop Rape. We are so excited to see more of the work they do!