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education, gender inequality, sexual violence, women, human trafficking




Sexual violence against female college students is a prevelant and deep-rooted issue across universities in the us. Despite an increase in attention from the federal government. it is predicted that 1 in 4 women will experience sexual violence as undergeradute students. A pattern of university negligence surrounding cases of sexual violence suggests that universities prioritize securing funding and protecting perpetrators over aiding victims and preventing sexual assault. Several other factors contribute to the occurence of sexual violence including dangerous fraternity traditions. extensive alcohol and drug use among college students, and vast normalization of sexual violence-but the only true cause of sexual violence is perpetrators themselves. Survivors of sexual violence can experience a range of short-term and long-term mental and physical health issues that can affect their academic performance and ability to form and maintain relationships. A range of organizations have attempted to prevent instances of campus sexual violence or address the consequences of them by empowering female students, promoting healthy masculinity, creating bystander education programs, increasing school safety, pressuring universities to reform sexual violence policies, and providing resources to victims.