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FACT SHEET: The “It’s On Us” Campaign Launches new PSA, Marks One-Year Since Launch of “It’s On Us” Campaign to End Campus Sexual Assault from The White House, 09/01/2015

September 2nd, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsToday the “It’s On Us” campaign released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) that includes cameos from “It’s On Us” supporters and artists such as Zoe Saldana, John Cho, and Josh Hutcherson. This PSA, which is titled “The One Thing,” focuses on the importance of consent when engaging in sexual activity. The campaign is also announcing new “It’s On Us” partners including The Ad Council, Kering Foundation, Straight But Not Narrow, and Chegg. Starting today, the Ad Council will distribute the PSA to its network of more than 20,000 media outlets nationwide. The ads will air and run in time and space donated to the “It’s On Us” campaign by media entities around the country, as well as current “It’s On Us” partners, including several of the major college sports conferences. The “It’s On Us” campaign is also working with the PVBLIC foundation to distribute the PSA.

”The One Thing” marks the third PSA released by “It’s On Us” and comes just a few weeks before the one-year anniversary of the launch of “It’s On Us,” created to increase education and awareness around preventing sexual violence on college and university campuses.

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Domestic Violence Services for Same Sex Couples from Social Work Helper, 09/01/2015

September 2nd, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsDomestic violence, also termed intimate partner violence, can be an all too real and very dangerous circumstance of dating and marriage for some individuals. The possible dangers do not change just because it is a same-sex relationship or marriage.

There are many domestic violence and women’s centers across America that mainly help heterosexual women and their children escape violent family situations. Many of these centers state they also help heterosexual men in abusive situations and would help LGBTQ individuals seeking services if requested.

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Colleges Find New Ways to Tackle Sexual Assault as Students Return from TIME, 08/24/2015

August 24th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-news…with increased public attention on college sexual assaults, and as new state federal laws have pushed schools to improve their handling of the problem, administrators at Moraine Park decided they needed to do more to address the issue. In addition to showing a short video about sexual assault to students, the school has also trained six employees on how to investigate sexual assault and harassment complaints.

“It’s a hot topic,” said Scott Lieburn, the dean of students and Title IX coordinator at the college, which offers more than 50 programs including accounting, carpentry and animation design. “I think it’s been part of the culture. Now with the [federal] mandates, it is something we want to really take seriously. We want to add that level of investment.”

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In Human Trafficking Cases, Doctors Lack Confidence to Intervene, from take part, 08/20/2015

August 21st, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsVictims of human trafficking are ripped from the familiarity of home and deluded into a numbing isolation. Hidden in plain sight, they are often bullied and tricked into believing their situation is normal, yet it’s inescapable. They suffer in silence, enslaved for forced labor or sex.

When the abuse results in a pregnancy or an injury that can’t be ignored, a rare instance arises: Victims directly interact with health care providers. Clinicians have the power to connect these vulnerable individuals to the resources they desperately need but are too afraid to seek independently.

Yet a vast majority of health care workers—almost 80 percent—don’t feel they have adequate knowledge to assist those victims, according to new research in the U.K.

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UN Women hope to end domestic violence in Pacific with new toolkit from Pacific Scoup, 08/09/2015

August 20th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThe Pacific’s statistics of domestic violence is among the worst in the world.

To tackle the issue, UN Women has now developed and launched the first Pacific toolkit for community groups, local governments and anyone who wants to take action over the issue.

The toolkit, entitled “How to design projects to end violence against women and girls: a step-by-step guide to taking action”, was launched in Tonga on last month and is the first to be designed specifically with Pacific people in mind.

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Colleges Under Investigation for Sexual Assault Wonder What Getting It Right Looks Like from The Chronicle of Higher Educaiton, 08/11/2015

August 20th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThe Education Department announced in 2010 that, under the gender-equity law known as Title IX, it was opening a compliance review of all of Ohio State’s policies and procedures related to sexual harassment and assault, allegations of which had swirled around its marching band.

Over the next four years, investigators from the department’s Office for Civil Rights made several visits to the campus, and Ohio State turned over thousands of pages of documents. Last September university and federal officials reached a resolution agreement that lays out 100 separate steps the institution must take to comply with Title IX, including about a dozen requirements of its Title IX coordinator.

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