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December 03, 2014

 To the University Community:

University of Virginia students, faculty, staff, and alumni are voicing their deep commitment to a seismic shift in the culture. The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center firmly believes that the University—which means all of us— can create this change. Please read the Center’s Statement on Sexual Violence at the University of Virginia on our website.

November 24, 2014

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Rape is a vile criminal act, to which no individual should be subjected.

November 06, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close with Red Flag Week

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

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Dozens of T-shirts lined the perimeter of the Lawn  in the last week of October, designed with messages like, “It’s my childhood.  Don’t rush me.” and “Love shouldn’t hurt.”

October 15, 2014

Author and psychotherapist Ashley Warner, a survivor of sexual assault, visited the University of Virginia during a time when local and national media coverage had already been focusing on concerns regarding the safety of women in Charlottesville and on Grounds.

October 01, 2014

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.

August 19, 2014

The Women’s Center staff was honored to be part of welcoming Fellows from the White House’s Young African Leaders Initiative this summer. Twenty-five of the Washington Fellows, among the 500 total in YALI, partnered with U.Va.

May 06, 2014

With evolving technology, the victims of sexual abuse are getting younger, the crimes are getting more violent and the distribution of such acts is becoming more widespread. Therefore, the national child advocacy program, Protect, continues to address the need to make “the protection of children a top political and policy priority at the national, state and local levels.”

April 28, 2014

The following has been re-printed from the April 28, 2014 edition of The Huffington Post with permission from the writer.

April 27, 2014

Events for the annual Take Back the Night Week ranged from informative Q&As with the “How to Date a Survivor” panel and “Sexual Misconduct Board Mock Trial” to community building with the “Open Arts Slam” and the “Rally, March and Vigil,” eventually ending with a “Day of Healing and Wellness.”

Organizers say hundreds of people attended the “Rally, March and Vigil,” the largest turnout they have seen in years.

April 11, 2014

Interns at the U.Va. Women’s Center have concentrated their efforts on “revitalizing the rally” on Thursday/April 17 and ending with a “Day of Healing and Wellness” on Friday/April 18 during the University of Virginia's annual Take Back the Night Week.

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