N. Jerin Arifa
National NOW Board of Directors
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)
It's finally happening. For over 10 years SAFER has been speaking out against the rampant sexual violence on our college campuses and members of Congress are starting to listen.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, S.834, H.R. 2016 (Campus SaVE Act) will require universities to take crimes such as rape, stalking, and intimate partner violence seriously. Urge your senators and representatives to co-sponsor this long-needed act!
Campus SaVe will improve the safety of students and their communities by requiring campus authorities to inform and assist with filing reports to local law enforcement and obtaining no-contact orders. It will also increase accountability through equal rights for all parties in the complaint, evidentiary standards, and hearing decisions. It also provides more transparency in reporting domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents.
Universities will be required to provide vital education about sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking throughout the school year. A new, innovative collaboration will be established between the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health & Human Services to develop best practices for campuses seeking to prevent violence.
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