During the 2014 legislative session, more than half of the Connecticut General Assembly’s male lawmakers signed on to CT’s first statewide sexual violence prevention campaign, Where Do You Stand?
Sexual Violence in the News
These posts contextualize stories about sexual violence and educate about issues that are covered by the media.
This week, lawmakers will hear public testimony on making affirmative consent a state standard on CT campuses. CONNSACS intern, Meg Grant, speaks to the issue in today’s Hartford Courant!
The CT legislature is considering a bill to require campuses to define “affirmative consent”. To help with some of the confusion around what consent looks like, we thought we’d share this helpful video by Laci Green!
“…men who are motivated to rape would do well with personalized prevention programs – but first the men have to admit that “forcible sexual intercourse” is and always will be rape.”
“It’s on us – all of us – to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people – men and women – can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them.”
“You decide the action, I will decide the reaction.”
A second documentary, “It Happened Here”, follows women from Amherst College, Vanderbilt University and the University of Connecticut who went public about how their schools mishandled their sexual assault cases. Screenings will be held on college campuses as part of the White House’s It’s On Us Campaign.
“The 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade marked the passing of federal legislation that considerably violates women’s constitutional rights. CT Senators Murphy and Blumenthal are fighting back by proposing the Women’s Health Act.”
From the director of ‘The Invisible War’, comes a powerful film about campus sexual assault. Take a look at the trailer …full movie out in March!
When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?
“Suing to restore Paterno’s wins revealed a lapse of judgment on the part of Penn State supporters.”
On Tuesday, February 11th, lawmakers held a public hearing on the proposed bill which seeks to improve the response to victims of sexual assault and increase prevention education and training at all Connecticut institutions of higher education.