Associate Director Becky Lockwood comments that maintaining civil rights for transgender residents will not increase the risk of sexual assault in public bathrooms.
Contacting police or telling family members right away is not the norm, according to those who work with victims of sexual assault and violence.
The University of Massachusetts runs training programs for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to help them understand what sexual harassment is.
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.
Numbers matter, says Anne Hedgepeth, interim vice president of public policy and government relations for the American Association of University Women.
Hopkins Academy Gender Equity Task Force began in spring 2017 to help students address issues of sexism in the community and develop an action plan to make our community a safer and more equitable space. It is a student driven task force which is essential to the school's belief that students need to learn how to lead, organize and make changes in society.
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.
Community organizer, journalist and activist Rosa Clemente speaks at UMass for International Women’s Day
UMass Amherst has been named the No. 9 safest campus in the country by College magazine. “The Community Education Program of CWC provides in person, evidence based training and prevention education on campus to over 1,500 campus members annually,” says Becky Lockwood, one of the center's Associate Directors (College magazine, 12/18/17).