Join us in observing Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) as we remember, honor, and celebrate survivors, advocates, and activists through programming and events that offer hope, healing, and inspiration, affirming that relationship violence has no place in the Columbia University community.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESPONSE
SVR provides trauma-informed, confidential support, and prevention programs focused on ending gender and power-based violence. SVR creates social change through collective community action, building a compassionate and accountable community, with a commitment to increasing resources and support for survivors and co-survivors of violence.
Empowering survivors and co-survivors of violence by providing options and supporting their choices.
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SVR reached 15,249 students, employees, and community members through in-person trainings and educational programs.
63,849 people engaged with Relationship Violence Awareness purple lights at Lerner Hall sponsored by SVR.
SVR facilitated 20 virtual educational programs and saw a 17% increase in participation compared to the same period last year.
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Peer educators and peer advocates are students of all gender identities committed to preventing sexual and intimate partner violence and educating their peers about healthy relationships and sexuality. The work of these students supports our mission of advocacy, prevention, and outreach.
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HISTORY OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESPONSE
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Slide 1: In 1991, a group of students joined together to create a safe space for survivors of rap
Slide 2: In 1992, The Rape Crisis Center opened in Butler Library
Slide 3: In 1995, the Center moved to Barnard's campus
Slide 4: IN 1996, the name was changed to Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center
Slide 5: In 1998, the center was certified by the DOH
Slide 6: In 2004, the office known as SVR was officially formed
Slide 7: In 2014, SVR introduced bystander intervention programming
Slide 8: In 2014 and 15, two additional SVR locations opened
Slide 9: In 2017, SVR recognized it's 25th anniversary at Columbia
Sexual Violence Response & the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center (SVR) at Columbia University works to provide direct services and support to survivors and co-survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other forms of gender-based violence, as well as prevention programming to members of the campus community.
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