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Haven is GW's centralized website designed to bring together on and off campus resources, options, information and immediate and confidential access to help regarding incidents of harassment and abuse. Haven is meant to serve the needs of faculty, staff, students and visitors to the GW community. Whether you are here in the states, studying abroad, telecommuting or on sabbatical, Haven is here to help.

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New Standards Issued for Sexual Assault Exams

May 01, 2013

The Department of Justice announced a new protocol for sexual assault forensic exams. The new guidelines prioritize the needs of the survivors and place an emphasis on a coordinated approach between law enforcement officers, prosecutors, advocates and health professionals.

GW SASA Purple Pinky Campaign

April 11, 2013

The "Purple Pinky Campaign" is GW SASA's new initiative on domestic violence. The campaign is a visual demonstration of students, staff and faculty members painting their pinkies purple as a display of support for the movement against domestic violence. The campaign was sparked by the recent death of college student Alex Kogut. This campaign was launched during SASA's 2013 "Take Back the Night".

Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

March 07, 2013

"President Obama on Thursday signed an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act, a measure intended to promote state and local efforts to combat rape and domestic assault and which will extend new protections to gays, lesbians and Native Americans."  - Washington Post, March 7, 2013.

1 is 2 Many

June 21, 2012

1 is 2 Many is the new campaign launched by the White House. In response to the alarming statistics affecting our communities, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. This campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women by superficially targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence, and educating the public on the realities of abuse.

Addressing Sexual Violence in Our Schools

April 04, 2011

On April 4, 2011, Vice President Joe Biden visited the University of New Hampshire to raise awareness and announce a new Administration effort to help the nation's schools address sexual violence. In additional to Vice President Joe Biden's message, the Department of Education released a "Dear Colleague Letter" to provides guidelines on addressing sexual violence in our schools. 

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