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By Jen Grove


Jen is the Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

Blog Description: Connecting readers with innovative sexual violence prevention programs and resources.

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It’s that time of year again…we are busy, busy, busy with preparations for the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) and the annual RPE Leadership Training.   Perhaps you’ve wondered where this preventionista has been hiding lately.  The answer would be under a pile of

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girl and boy talkingAs I mentioned in a previous post, I had the great fortune of attending the Build Peace conference at MIT in April.  There were many peacebuilding

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Vice President Joseph BidenLast week, I had the opportunity to attend the Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault release at the White House.  After recovering from the excit

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“If you want peace, work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the response of colleges and universities to sexual violence.  Much of this discussion stems from the president’s appointment of the

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When I was little, the phrase, “mommy is tired” was one that my mom would occasionally use to signal that she needed some space.  Although not a mom, I have embraced the phrase when I need space from this work.   With all of the recent hullabaloo about the existence (or not, depending on who you talk to) of

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have one day where you don’t have to confront racist, sexist, harmful messages?  I had this thought recently as I was traveling for work.  I make it a point to try and catch the local news at least once while I am traveling in a different city.  It’s a good way to find out what importan

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shovel with dirtLast week, I was happy to see the release of the new report from the White House Council on Women and Girls, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action.  I, like man

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hard time getting out of my usual post-holiday slump.  New Year’s Day found me on the couch, channel surfing as I could not bring myself to do much else.  I decided to binge-watch a television show (I’ve been informed that this is what people do now – sitting down for hours at a time, watching multiple seasons of a TV show, so I decided to give it a try).  I’ve had many friends recommend th

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It’s been a banner week for anti-street harassment work!   And I, for one, am very excited. 

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