Rape Culture: YWI Mini Grant
Written and informed by the Young Women’s Advisory Council 2017-2018
We believe that in Springfield and across the globe, not enough young people are aware of or understand what rape culture is and how it affects them. In a list of the top ten most dangerous cities under 200,000-population category, Springfield, MA is listed as number six. The U.S reports 40 rapes per 1,000 people, while Springfield reports 59. There are a few programs working to combat sexual assault and domestic violence, but we see a lack of programs talking about how to deal with the environment that makes sexual assault a regular occurrence.
The Young Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC) Rape Culture Group is working towards creating a program that educates middle school and high school aged students about rape culture through afterschool programming, educational series or workshops and/or media campaign. We are also determined to create a safe place for sexual assault victims in the program and raise awareness. Our goal is to provide a clear definition of rape culture for all students involved.
Organizations focused on women, youth and/or education. Experience in the fields of anti-violence and safety, sexual rights and reproductive justice and health which serve the community in Springfield.
To apply for a Rape Culture mini-grant click the link. (The link takes you to a Google Doc. You will not receive a receipt after submitting.)
Grant applications are due by May 21, 2018
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