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End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns the decision issued days ago by attorney general Jeff Sessions. With this decision, Sessions overturns legal precedent that has designated survivors of intimate partner violence as members of their own distinct social group, and therefore eligible for asylum.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns the U.S. Senate confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. His unwillingness to articulate a commitment to upholding the rights of all students including student survivors, and his dismissal of affirmative action initiatives demonstrate that Mr. Marcus is unfit for the position.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) denounces the Trump administration’s disregard for gender identity when incarcerating transgender people, exposing folks to more sexual violence. These protections were aimed at reducing harassment, abuse, sexual assault, and rape that transgender people regularly experience in alarming rates while in prisons and jails.
WASHINGTON—End Rape on Campus (EROC) and Platform celebrate the leadership of U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in amplifying the voices and experiences of survivors at the margins. Their mirrored resolutions in each chamber of the U.S. Congress call on their colleagues to take actions in eliminating sexual violence in holistic and nuanced ways that account for the experiences of the most vulnerable populations of survivors.
In honor of International Women’s Day, End Rape on Campus (EROC) continues its tradition to celebrate womanhood as well as the economic, political and social achievements of all women – particularly of immigrant women, transgender women, queer women, women with disabilities, women of color, poor and working-class women.
WASHINGTON—End Rape on Campus (EROC) strongly opposes Utah Bill H.B. 254, which would result in involuntary police reporting for students in Utah. This harmful policy would redirect survivors to process their experiences of sexual violence with the police. Law enforcement often fail to process rape kits, to conduct interviews and investigations in a trauma-informed manner, or to conduct prompt investigations.
WASHINGTON— Today, End Rape on Campus (EROC) and Know Your IX sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions urging them to reject the confirmation of Kenneth Marcus to lead the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education both because of his anti-survivor views and his unwillingness to articulate that he would defend the rights of all students. His inability to understand survivor experiences and needs throughout the Senate hearing on his candidacy exposes concerning blind spots that will particularly impact equal access to education for survivors of color, immigrant survivors, survivors with disabilities, and transgender survivors.
Today, End Rape On Campus launches the Campus Accountability Map, an interactive map and database of campus sexual assault policies and practices. This map empowers current and prospective students, parents, alumni, and community members to be better informed about how schools are measuring up nationally and empowered to hold schools accountable.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—On October 25th, 2017, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) student Blake Kitterman, with assistance from End Rape on Campus (EROC), filed a federal Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights against the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for knowingly maintaining a hostile environment by allowing a perpetrator of sexual violence found responsible by UAB’s own conduct process to remain on campus.