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By Fiona Burke, Communications Intern for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Data also suggests some progress in public’s understanding of the challenges tied to reporting campus sexual assault

By Maria Jirau-Torres, MA, Language Access Coordinator for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

By Damary Rodriguez, Database and Resource Assistant for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Full disclosure: I am supporter of Zahira Kelly’s Patreon.

Lost loved ones, homes, and possessions are a few of the tragedies brought on by hurricanes and flooding. But the hardships don’t stop there. These are five reasons why sexual violence is all too often a part of the pain of a disaster.

The Most Vulnerable Are Left Behind

By Mo Lewis, Prevention Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

In recent weeks, decades of federal civil rights law and research on campus sexual assault have been called into question.

A guest post from Alissa Mailen Perrotto, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center of Lebanon and Shuylkil Counties, and former Contract Liaison for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced plans to review and potentially alter Title IX guidance. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in K—12 and postsecondary education settings. Title IX is a valuable protection from discrimination for all students, not only those who have experienced sexual assault.

We're excited to announce that the theme for the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign is "Embrace Your Voice"!