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Center for Women and Community to host sexual violence prevention training

The Center for Women and Community at the University of Massachusetts is hosting the “Five College Student Leadership Sexual Violence Prevention Training” in the New Africa House on Feb. 25 and 26. The training will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and following it, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

CWC Community Challenge: Like A Walk-A-Thon with Options

CWC Community Challenge In late April, the Center for Women & Community is slated to hold a series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness month, a national movement that aims to shine a spotlight on the issue and prevent violence, harassment and abuse.

UMass Amherst dealt with 87 sexual harassment or misconduct cases in 5 years. Here's a look at the data.

In September, graduate students representing women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at the University of Massachusetts Amherst issued a report about abuse, harassment and sexual misconduct. Called "Broken Silence: Student Accounts of Sexual Violence in STEM," the report provided accounts -- most anonymous -- from women who said they experienced harassment or abuse either at the university or in other workplaces or academic settings.

Hopkins Academy Students Design New Dress Code

The students have developed a new dress code policy, faculty reporting network and now a #recognizesexism campaign. The Gender Equity Task Force wanted to use the release of that campaign as an opportunity to give back to the community and therefore wanted to select a group that had goals which they felt were in line with the task force. The students researched the Center for Women and Community and felt that the Specialized Teen Services Program works toward goals of gender equity.