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NSVRC Blogs by Laura Palumbo


Laura Palumbo is Communications Director at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Laura works on strategic messaging, media engagement and educational materials to promote that prevention is possible. For seven years she had led NSVRC in developing materials for advocates, parents, youth and college students.

Every April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual harassment, assault, and abuse are widespread and impact every person in the community. SAAM aims to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. 

Regardless of what others expect, you have the right to decide what is best for you and act on those values.

Practicing self-care is an act of compassion toward healing ourselves and the world around us.

During SAAM this April — in the midst of a public health crisis — our support for survivors is more critical than ever.

Consent still plays a role while social distancing.

There are many reasons this day can be difficult for survivors and their loved ones.

It is important to recognize the different needs, experiences, and vulnerabilities of survivors in different groups.

In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we’re shining a light on the intersection of these two issues.

New survey of 843 women in the entertainment industry found 94% say they've experienced harassment or assault.

As you or your children prepare to head back to school, it’s important to understand your rights under Title IX. You may have heard a lot about Title IX lately, and you might have some questions about what it is and what it does. We’ve rounded up some information on the basics of Title IX.