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

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.

Two major topics have been hitting the headlines concerning women in the military: women’s rights to serve on the front lines in battle and the ever present issue of sexual assault in the military. In addition, students have recently been discussing these issues at the U.Va. Women’s Center

| April 15, 2014 | interns, blog

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.

The following has been re-printed from the October 9, 2013 edition of the Cavalier Daily, with permission from the writer.

"My story of intimate partner violence"

I’d like to think of myself as a survivor.

This year’s Take Back the Night week at the University of Virginia will be the first time the U.Va. Women’s Center will hold a “Day of Healing and Wellness” on Friday/April 18, following the annual Rally, March and Speak Out on Thursday/April 17.

The National Eating Disorders Association Walk of Charlottesville continues to surpass prior years with raising about $10,000 this year, according to coordinator Clare Brady. The amount raised in 2013 was about $9,000 and about $7,000 in 2012.

| April 07, 2014 | Body Positive, interns, counseling, blog, events

With a few new twists to U.Va. Day, Little Sisters and Big Sisters of the local Young Women Leaders Program  in BufordBurleyJouett and Sutherland Middle Schools enjoyed the revamped annual event.

The Journalist:

As a journalism teacher for six years, I started my new job in January with an ingrained habit of remaining objective in my writing. But I realized during last Thursday’s Celebrate Women Writers event, a reception sponsored by the Women’s Center to honor writers at the Virginia Festival of the Book, that this kind of objectivity has become my comfort zone.

Rules to live by in my former life:

| March 29, 2014 | iris, blog, events

Third year Alison Kuhn had a particular investment in last Thursday’s “Bad A** Women in Media” panel at OpenGrounds.

| March 29, 2014 | iris, blog

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