Letter to the Editor: ‘We must empower survivors of sexual violence’

first_imgFacebook Letter to the Editor: Provost search committee suggestions The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years We also note that it is TCU’s policy that if a student contacts TCU police for the medical attention of a fellow student that drank too much or did too many drugs, there is no academic penalty for the student to get help. It’s On Us signs are all around campus.Photo by: Michelle Ross Linkedin Letter to the Editorhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/letter-to-the-editor/ TCU Police(817)-257-7777 TCU ResourcesTitle IX Campus Advocate- CARE Office (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education); Jarvis 124(817)-257-5225, care.tcu.edu,Confidential ResourceCounseling and Mental Health Center; Samuelson Hall basement levelWalk in appointments available, (817) 257-7863, Confidential ResourceTCU Counseling Helpline (24 our confidential resource)(817)-257-SAFE (7233)Religious and Spiritual Life, Jarvis Hall 1stFloor(817)-257-7830, Faith.tcu.eduCampus Life, Sadler 2006(817)-257-7926, campuslife.tcu.edu Linkedin Letter to the Editorhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/letter-to-the-editor/ ReddIt Letter to the Editor + posts center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Fort Worth ResourcesWomen’s Center – Rape Crisis and Victim Service(817)-927-2737Fort Worth Police911 or (817)-335-4222 (non-emergency line)The PD also offers the Froggie Five-0 “Safe Walk” program and RAD self-defense classesSafe Haven(817)-701-7233 Twitter How to Report at TCUTitle IX Office; Jarvis Hall 2ndfloor(817)-257-7000, titleix.tcu.edu Letter to the Editor: Senior is frustrated with parking World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Top League FitsNext articleHoroscope: October 10, 2018 Letter to the Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Editor’s Note: What are your thoughts about diversity on campus or other big issues? TCU 360 wants to know! We are now accepting opinion columns for tcu360.com. If you are interested in having a piece published, send no more than 2 pages on your desired topic to [email protected] We reserve the right to edit for brevity and style. Facebook printThe following is a letter sent to the editor and reflects the views of the author.As a TCU family, we are called on to support members of our community. It is on all of us to create an atmosphere of empowerment and support for members of our community facing adversity. We must come together to show our community that we are dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual violence and that their voice matters on our campus.To those who have been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by sexual violence, we are here for you. As members of the TCU community, we are committed to creating a culture that listens to and empowers survivors of sexual assault and promotes the prevention of this crime.  We strive to foster an environment where every person feels valued, listened to, and supported.In light of issues facing college students and other women around the country, TCU has changed the name of its sexual violence prevention campaign from “Not On My Campus” to “It’s On Us”. Because the truth is, it is on our campus. It is on all college campuses. And It’s On Us to be powerful bystanders against potential sexual assaults and to stand up and defend fellow members of our TCU family. The goal of It’s On Us is to empower every person to be a powerful bystander against sexual violence, to support survivors and connect them to resources available on campus, and to promote a culture where sexual violence is never tolerated. October 22nd– 26th is TCU’s It’s On Us Week of Action during which there will be a screening and discussion of The Hunting Ground, a Dating Violence Escalation Workshop, a Student Development Services Leadership Seminar “Leadership in the Time of #MeToo”, and a Bystander Intervention Training for staff and faculty. According to the Campus Climate Title IX survey, the number of students on our campus who think they can do something about sexual violence increased by 22% from 2015 to 2018, and we are committed to ensuring that this number continues to increase.The time to act is now. Now is the time to come together and support our TCU family with a unified and compassionate call to action. We must help connect our community with the resources that TCU has available to support survivors of sexual violence and those who have been indirectly affected. Below is a list of resources that are available, with designations between confidential resources and reporting options.Please join us…it’s on all of us to stand up and stand against sexual violence!President Abbey Widick for the Student Government AssociationChair Greg Stephens for the Faculty SenateChair Walter Betts for the Staff Assemblylast_img read more

Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town

first_img November 14, 2019 Find out more Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti At least five journalists have been the victims of physical or verbal attacks in the past month in Petit-Goâve, a coastal town 65 km west of Port-au-Prince.The latest victim was Guyto Mathieu, the director of Radio Préférence FM and correspondent for the Haïti Libre news website, on 9 September. He has repeatedly been subjected to insults and derogatory comments.According to a Petit-Goâve journalists organization, a group opposed to the local government is responsible for these verbal attacks against Mathieu, who was threatened during a demonstration on 4 September. Mathieu is regarded as a supporter and defender of Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon, a parliamentarian who is one of the targets of the Petit-Goâve opposition.Other journalists have been victims of the political polarization in Petit-Goâve. Pro-Thimoléon demonstrators attacked reporter Ephesien Joseph on 29 August, the local media sources said.Duralph Emmanuel François, another journalist, was also attacked recently, while a local judge threatened Radio Vision Plus director Gibsonne Bazile with arrest.“We urge the local authorities to protect Petit-Goâve’s journalists, who are too often being identified and targeted as political actors at a time of considerable polarization,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“The local government’s defenders and opposition representatives must agree to put an end to these repeated attacks on journalists in the area.”The protest movement against Thimoléon and Petit-Goâve mayor Sandra Jules –accused by the opposition of embezzlement – is continuing despite the justice minister’s nationwide ban on demonstrations during the first week of school after the summer break.Haiti is ranked 47th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News HaïtiAmericas News Organisation HaïtiAmericas September 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town Follow the news on Haïticenter_img News Receive email alerts News to go further Another journalist murdered in Haiti RSF_en October 11, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more