I did my PhD field research in Nairobi, Kenya, over the period of about nine months over 2019 and 2020. I was doing a qualitative study of strategies for wellbeing among Congolese refugees in the city and met some of the most incredible people I’ve ever known. Unfortunately, my time was also peppered with experiences of sexual harassment, particularly at the hands of two of my male informants. These men were both leaders in their respective communities and acted as ‘gatekeepers,’ controlling the level of access I had to large numbers of participants.
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan, authors of the book Sexual Citizens.
In the first part of a two-part episode, we speak with the authors of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study on Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the dynamic of sexual violence on campus?
On this episode, we discuss sexual violence and alcohol consumption and how prevention efforts can impact young men.
Almost one in four undergraduate women experienced sexual assault or misconduct at 33 of the nation's major universities.
This report represents the second iteration of a major effort by the Association of American Universities (AAU) to examine the prevalence of, and assess the campus climate regarding, sexual assault and misconduct at colleges and universities. The goal of these surveys is to gather as much information about the issue as possible to help inform member schools as they create policies and strategies to combat sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses. In 2015, AAU and 27 of its member schools designed and implemented a survey on sexual assault, other misconduct, and the campus climate.
The statement that follows was approved in October 2012 by the Association’s Committee on Women in the Academic Profession and its Subcommittee on Sexual Assault on Campus. It was adopted by the American Association of University Professor’s Council in November 2012. Read it Here
Key Findings from "Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a Primary Prevention Strategy for Sexual Violence Perpetration"
"Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a Primary Prevention Strategy for Sexual Violence Perpetration" explains the link between school-based sex education programs and sexual violence prevention, and how sex education can become an important strategy in preventing harm.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the 2021 themes include “Know Your Worth” and #1Thing.