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The Gender Violence and Social Change (GVSC) program, formerly Sexual and Domestic Violence Services, is excited to collaborate with the Sigma Psi Zeta sorority and the Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition (SVPC) for Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the University of Virginia.

| October 01, 2014 | blog, gender-violence-and-social-change

Q&A with Dr. Iglesias reveals plans for new CAPS position, provides mental wellness tips

| October 01, 2014 | counseling, blog

Our thoughts go out to everyone who is affected by U.Va. student Hannah Graham's disappearance.

When a traumatic event occurs, people can have many different kinds of reactions. The reason for this is that trauma shatters many of the beliefs people need to hold onto in order to function. Humans need to believe that the world is safe, people are trustworthy and responsible, and that they have some sense of control in their community and in their life.

| September 29, 2014 | blog

Jane Miller’s “three families” were all in attendance on Sept. 18 when she accepted the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award at the U.Va. Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library.

The award is presented annually by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center in memory of Elizabeth Zintl, who served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University. Given to a woman employee at U.Va., the award honors the high degree of professionalism, creativity and commitment that characterized Zintl.

| September 29, 2014 | blog, Awards

When U.Va. alumna Maxine Platzer Lynn (Curry ’51) asked for tips on how to handle some off-color comments from young men in her undergrad classes, she got “[…] the best advice for that day and time: ‘Ignore it!’”

Lynn recognizes how much has changed at U.Va. since then: “Today, I feel that the University is more egalitarian, particularly in that it gives women, as well as men, the ability to pursue their dreams. […] If you have the desire to do something, go for it!”

| September 27, 2014 | donor-profiles, blog, events

The following has been re-printed from Iris with permission from the author.

Story by: Sophia Socarras

| September 22, 2014 | internship-program, blog

Dear Friends,

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Center! We’re celebrating in many ways and we invite you to join us.

There are exciting student, faculty and alumni events. The Center is distributing a new booklet to students, a guide to safety and to opportunities for leadership. Stop by the Center, pick one up and learn more from one of many student interns.

| September 22, 2014 | blog

The following has been re-printed from Iris with permission from the author.

| September 16, 2014 | blog, events
A Lasting Commitment: Student reflects on experience with YWLP in Nicaragua My team poses with this year's Bigs and Littles after their first meetin
| September 10, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

The following has been re-printed from Iris with permission from the author. I have been a U.Va. alumna for all of three months now, and to say that I miss the University and everyone I met there is a gigantic understatement. However, life must go on, and I am excited to say that I am about to start a journey that would have never been possible without U.Va. and without the Women’s Center.

| August 26, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog, iris, interns

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