What’s at Stake Today
All students deserve to feel safe in school. But nearly one in five undergraduate women experience sexual assault or attempted assault while in college, and 81 percent of students in 8th through 11th grades told researchers they experienced sexual harassment in school. Many schools don’t take the steps they should to prevent and respond to harassment and assault, leaving students without much-needed support.
What Is NWLC Doing?
We’ve got to work together to effectively address and prevent sexual harassment and assault in schools across the board ― primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and workforce training programs.
We partner with schools to make sure they’re doing everything they can to prevent and respond to harassment and violence and to become more transparent about the frequency of these crimes on their campuses. We’re also pushing for better policies to ensure that assaults and harassment is effectively reported and addressed. And we’ve taken on landmark cases helping students fight back against harassment and assault.