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Universities Learning How To Combat Rape

Thanks to the White House leaning on Universities nationwide, a new course of action is being taken to minimize both rape and its impact on students.

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Book by Author Madelaine Standing
Book by Author Madelaine Standing

"Taking one hundred percent responsibility is deciding what your response will be." Steve Harrison

The New York Times reports that today 1 in 5 women experience rape on college campus while only 12% of all sex crimes are actually reported. It is also cited that many assault-prevention training efforts are not as effective as they need to be. Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, [it is said that] universities that violate student rights in sexual assault cases also risk the loss of federal funding.

The urgent call to colleges and universities to crack down on rape as quickly as possible is making a splash around the nation in several newspapers this week, including USA TODAY. 

The New York Times 
praises The University of New Hampshire as well as The University of Kentucky for holding trainings that teach bystanders how to intervene.

Madelaine Standing, the Author of the upcoming book, Sustainable Recovery, will be speaking at colleges and universities later this year and in 2015 to tackle the issue of under-education on the both the issue of rape prevention, the need for communities to rise to the occasion to learn how to protect friends and family members, as well as on shame-reduction for those who have been attacked by a rapist(s).   

“The weight of the issue itself oftentimes prevents those who have fallen prey to the act of rape to talk about it. People oftentimes struggle with how to work through the issues that arise after the experience of rape as well as how to help their friends and family members who have gone through the experience. [In my opinion] the issue of treatment equally needs to be looked at as well as its prevention.  I believe it is important to not only go about stopping future occurrences of rape but to implement and improve structures that succeed at treating and validating the victims day to day struggles after the fact.” 

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