Victim-Centric Spaces for Muslim Survivors of Sexual Assault on College Campuses
(April 2017 - Ongoing)
CURL is performing research and evaluation for HEART Women & Girls’ 2017 initiative. The initiative is composed of a series of trainings for Muslim college students and student leaders on up to five college campuses. The students will come together to understand sexual violence, learn how to support victims, and develop victim-centric approaches, polices, and best practices that address and prevent sexual violence in student organizations. The project will begin in April/May 2017, and campuses in Southern California, Chicago, and Washington DC will be identified.
CURL will assess the knowledge, attitudes, and skills around sexual violence in Muslim college communities that students gain through participation in the workshops and, for a subset of students who become student leaders, through sustained leadership in their campus communities. CURL will also help HEART evaluate the program implementation process in order to identify strengths and areas of improvement.
- G. Spitz, CURL
- D. VanZytveld, CURL