“If we are providing services that encompass all gender-based violence, then we really need to pay attention to that too,” said Sarah Meredith, director of the Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE).
“The awareness month really is to bring back to the forefront that there are students on this campus that are experiencing sometimes very egregious forms of abuse that are impacting their ability to get an education, their mental health [and] sometimes their physical health.”CARE is a campus resource that participated in the month by providing resources to support those on campus who are victims of violent scenarios, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
They have client services, advisory services, National Human Trafficking Resource Center, data analysis program, and global programs. Innocents At Risk Innocents At Risk is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded to fight child exploitation and human trafficking.
Their mission is to educate citizens about the grave issue of global and local human trafficking.
They are dedicated to protecting children from all forms of abuse, and work to end child exploitation and child trafficking everywhere. Forced Marriage A forced marriage occurs when an individual is forced, coerced, threatened, or tricked to marry without their informed consent.
If an individual refuses a forced marriage, they may be subjected to honor violence. AHA also works to elevate the status of women and girls globally, so they can create peace and prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the world.
The Human Options Teen Ambassador Program, a new addition to our community education services, seeks curious and passionate teens who want to better their communities and prevent dating violence by serving as peer-to-peer mentors.
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released by the UC Davis Title IX, Office lists a total of 88 sexual violence reports — including domestic and dating violence — submitted to the office between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
With this clear indicator that UC Davis is no exception when it comes to violent relationships, specific organizations took advantage of Dating Violence Awareness month to do their part in supporting, preventing and educating the campus.
According to Meredith, dating violence has recently garnered more attention on college campuses.