gender based violence

Creating Equitable Institutions by Cultivating Respectful Citizenship: Promoting a Culture of Respect in the #Metoo Era

Over the past several years there has been a rapidly shifting climate around sexual assault and harassment as a result of the #MeToo movement and growing awareness of sexual abuse in institutional contexts.  The University of Michigan and its employees have not been insulated from accusations.  In the midst of several high-profile allegations, the University instituted a mandatory university-wide online education program in the summer of 2019, “Cultivating a Culture of Respect: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Awareness.” The training, opening with a variety of university leaders, highlight

The Development of the MiStory International Trauma Recovery Research Consortium

The Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery (MiStory) is an international research consortium working to understand how context, culture, the self, gender, and trauma recovery intersect. Directed by Professor Denise Saint Arnault with funding in part from IRWG seed grants, the collaborative currently has 30 members from 13 countries across several continents, and continues to grow.

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date, Jennifer S.