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Last Monday started with a call from a staff member reporting that they’d tested positive for COVID-19. This Monday started with them calling to say that they are recovering.

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Alumna Hannah Lyons

Alumna Spotlight: Hannah Lyons

I am grateful for my experience at the Women's Center, which prepared me for law school and taught me to always be on the lookout for avenues to enact positive change.

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Student Spotlight: Alexis Deschamps

It’s okay to put yourself first. You can’t help someone else if you haven’t checked in to make sure you’re okay.

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(Virtual) Don’t @ me: Untagging yourself in surveillance culture

April 02, 2020

Our relationship to technology is increasingly complicated. While we depend on technology to interact with each other and the world around us, its usage can reinforce existing social inequalities. Join us to learn more in this online session. Learn to identify the impact of technology-based abuse on survivors of dating violence and stalking.


#TakeBacktheNet! Virtual Statewide Take Back the Night Speak-Out

April 07, 2020

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and many institutions of higher education across the nation take this opportunity to raise awareness and publicly advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual violence.  Universities and colleges across the state of Virginia have historically hosted events on each campus, but many events have been canceled due to the new social distancing safety measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Free Legal Clinic

April 08, 2020

*Those with appointments for this Free Legal Clinic will receive a phone call from the attorney. Free Legal Clinic appointments are not currently being held at the Women's Center.*

The Women's Center Free Legal Clinic is staffed by local attorneys who offer pro bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. The Clinic is designed to provide general legal counseling and information about legal options.

An appointment is required.  You can schedule an appointment one of three ways: