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V-DAY Urges Women College Students to Act Now on Campus Sexual Violence Policies

04/07/2011


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Susan Celia Swan/ V-Day
917-865-6603, press@vday.org
Jen Hirsch/ Group SJR
646-495-9723, vday@groupsjr.com

V-DAY Urges Women College Students to Act Now on Campus Sexual Violence Policies
The Campus Accountability Project can inform national dialogue on sexual assault

New York, NY - April 7, 2011 - On the heels of the Obama administration's announcement of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about sexual violence committed against women on college campuses, V-DAY is urging women on college campuses across the country to get involved in the Campus Accountability Project (CAP).

The Campus Accountability Project, founded in 2010, is a project of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER). CAP calls on college students to research their schools' sexual assault policies, find out what their schools are doing to prevent and respond to sexual assault, and submit their findings to the National V-Day/SAFER Campus Accountability Project Database, which can be viewed publicly here: http://safercampus.org/

CAP helps empower more students to take an active role in changing the ways in which their campuses prevent and respond to sexual assault. CAP will help inform this nationwide dialogue on what schools should be doing to properly educate and protect their students. Submitting school policies to CAP is a way for women to act on this serious problem right now.

For more on CAP: http://www.vday.org/cap
To view the CAP database: http://safercampus.org/

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2010, over 5,400 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $80 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine's 100 Best Charities (2001), Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities (2006), one of the Top-Rated organizations on Great Nonprofits (2010). www.vday.org

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