As part of events going on throughout April geared towards sexual assault awareness, UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) created a lecture specifically tailored for men entitled “Men in the Movement.” This event was designed to educate students, especially young men, on violence and sexual assault.
“The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread world-wide.”
Over 400,000 kits are untested in the United States, and 11,000 in the city of Detroit alone. In 2009, an abandoned storage facility was opened and kits dating back to the 1980’s were found. Since that time only 1,600 kits have been processed, but 100 serial rapists have been identified.
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In compliance with the new requirements, Napolitano issued a new presidential policy “that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, provides support for victims, and outlines training for faculty, staff, and students.”
On March 4, 2014, UCLA’s History Department hosted their quarterly “Why History Matters” panel discussion. This quarter, it focused on the topic of “Women’s Rights as Human Rights” and was co-sponsored by UCLA’s law school.
From February 20th to the 22nd, UCLA is hosting a re-creation The Vagina Monologues. While the word “vagina” can be a taboo for many people, this play confronts the audience with the idea that the vagina should be celebrated and not hidden.
UCLA’s Women’s Health Clinics offers patients: a “well-woman exam, birth control advice, pregnancy testing and counseling, screening for sexually transmitted infections, diagnosis of gynecological disorders”, including pap smears and breast examinations.
On Thursday, February 6th, One Billing Rising for Justice, the Critical Race Studies Program, and the Womyn of Color Collective at UCLA Law School presented “The State of Female Justice: Los Angeles.” The event explored “why women experience economic, racial, environmental and cultural violence; and ask ourselves what might real justice look like for women in America.”