April 1st, begins Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) when organizations across the country host events and programs to educate the public about sexual assault and provide outreach to survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence.
We cannot win this fight without you, and we invite you to stop into our office in Wolff House, or take a look through our website to learn more about sexual and interpersonal violence, how you can join our team to support survivors of interpersonal violence, and how you can join our team to end this public health epidemic. Below is our month long list of events so please join us and spread the word.
We will be tabling for SAAM every Tuesday & Thursday in April | 12:30-2pm at the MUB Union Court. Stop by to learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and our services. There will be free giveaways, lemonade, and more!
Check out our interactive exhibit at the UNH Library (2nd floor) and find out what it's all about.
Catcalls, sexist or sexual comments, homophobic and transphobic slurs, flashing, groping, stalking, and assault in public spaces. Gender-based street harassment is a global problem. It makes us feel less safe, it restricts where we go. IT MUST END. [source: stop street harassment].
Being a part of the UNH community means living by a collective standard: we relate to each other with respect and responsibility to make UNH a better, safer, more inclusive community. We believe and support friends and community members that have been harassed and we hold others accountable for their inappropriate behaviors. This is the culture at UNH and this is what it means to be a Wildcat.
Many thanks to the UNH Library for sponsoring this exhibit.
The UNH Community Stepped Out for our 9th Annual Anti-Violence Rally & Walk. This social awareness event aims at gathering students, faculty, staff and community members together to take a collective and powerful stance against all forms of violence on our campus, including sexual violence and relationship abuse.
This event included info tables, a reading of UNH’s Community Proclamation Against Violence, our guest speaker Sage Carson from the national organization Know Your IX, a student call to action, and a walk around campus to spread the word of Ending Violence at UNH.
This event is sponsored by SHARPP with support from organizations and department at UNH and in the local community below.
Planned Parenthood NE, Women's Studies Dept, Equality Health Center, UNH Planned Parenthood Generation Action, UNH Stigma Free 603, Sigma Chi, UNH Rowing, Campus Rec, UNH COLA, Health & Wellness, The Waysmeet Center, OMSA, UNH Housing, UNH Residential Life, WildActs, Amnesty International UNH, UNH GSSP, Lambda Chi Alpha, UNH Sailing, The Diversity Support Coalition, PIRC, Sisters In Step, Student Senate, Native American Cultural Association, Chi Omega, Delta Xi Phi, UNH CFAR/Trio, Mills Hall, Theta Chi, Eneglhardt Hall, Tau Kappa Epsilon, UNH Office of Community Standards, Sigma Nu, New Hampshire Campus Consortium Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence, United Asian Coalition, Civic & Community Engagement, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi, CONNECT Program, UNH Panhellenic Council, Phi Sigma Sigma, UNH PD, Durham PD
On April 24, 2019, join the UNH Community and millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.
For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.
Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
Join SHARPP and Women’s Studies for a discussion centering LGBTQ+ people’s experiences surrounding consent. LGBTQ+ people experience some of the highest rates of sexual violence in the United States and conversations on the topic need to center their unique experiences. SHARPP educators will dive into a discussion regarding what consent is and what it can look like when we take in to account the incredible diversity within the queer community.
This event is free and open to the public and is in collaboration with Gaypril: Campus Pride Month! Confidential SHARPP advocates will be present for anyone that should need support.
Stop by UNH SEAC's Solarfest for live music, dancing, food, and more! SHARPP will be setting up a visual display of t-shirts made by survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse. Each t-shirt is anonymously made by former and current UNH community members who have chosen to share their story and spread awareness about the issues of sexual violence and relationship abuse. Learn more about The Clothesline Project here.