My name is Jaimie Woo and I am an intern at the Duke Womenâs Center. This summer, Iâm interning at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and our organization is partnering with the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence Against Women on a campaign to push Congress to pass the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA- S. 1925) before the August recess. This week, we are focusing on the prevalence of violence and sexual assault on college campuses. In fact, 1 in 5 college women report experiencing sexual assault. We know that there are many more who never come forward, and also that victims are not always women.
As an institution that strives to protect women and provide resources to those who have experienced campus violence or sexual assault, Duke was the first college I thought of that could help. I hope you will participate in our advocacy efforts! Our organizations is inviting college women who have been victims of sexual violence to sign this letter (anonymously is an option) to demonstrate the groundswell of support for all survivors to have access to resources and protection from abuse. Please forward the information about this letter to your networks through whatever means possible (email, Facebook, Twitter). Additional information from Break the Cycle, and the text of the letter are below. We are hoping to have all signatures in by midnight TONIGHT. For more information about how your school can get involved in this weekâs focus on campus violence and our ongoing VAWA advocacy efforts, please contact us me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!
Jaimie Woo, Duke â13
Sign The Letter, Make a Difference
We are inviting survivors of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus to sign. The letter will be delivered to EVERY Senator and Congressperson in Washington and made publicly available on Wednesday, July 18th. View the letter and sign on! Here's your chance to change the world!