gender based violence

Addressing Sexual Misconduct at the University of Michigan: New Directions and Possibilities

The University of Michigan recently announced sweeping changes to how the university prevents and responds to sexual misconduct. To understand these changes IRWG has assembled a panel of leaders to share efforts underway, imagine new possibilities, and engage with UM community members. 

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