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Take Back the Night has rich past with civil rights

By Hayley Devitt | October 1, 2013

Take Back the Night is back at NIU and everyone is invited.Take Back the Night is an internationally known demonstration aimed at raising awareness for and standing against crimes of sexual and domestic violence that happen all the time.In writing this,...

Some victims may not report sexual assault, harassment

By Hailey Kurth | April 1, 2012

May it be a pat or pinch of someone’s behind, or a display of demeaning or sexual materials, sexual harassment can happen anywhere. Andrea Drott, interpersonal violence health educator at health enhancement, said sexual harassment is considered anything...

Vagina Seminars covers diverse range of topics Wednesday

By Hailey Kurth | March 7, 2012

Not many seminars are stocked with condoms and vagina-shaped chocolate, but this one was. The Women’s Rights Alliance and Women’s Studies Program offered “Vagina Seminars” Tuesday and Wednesday night, each with different presentations. Alyssa...

CourtWatch aims to help those pressing chargers against abusers

By Linze Griebenow | November 9, 2011

Most of us are raised to never hit anyone, especially a woman. Not everyone listens.For those who wish to press charges against abusers, CourtWatch, a victim advocate and volunteer group, is there to help.Domestic violence charges are increasing in DeKalb...