Concerned About Rape Education Week
A week to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence
Though matters of rape and sexual assault are issues that college students face throughout the year, the WC holds Concerned About Rape Education (C.A.R.E.) Week during the spring semester of every year which focuses on raising awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence on and off campus. Take Back The Night, held at the middle of every C.A.R.E. week, creates a community of support where survivors tell their stories in front of a large group of peers. The Clothesline Project, an initiative to raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic and intimate partner violence, is also displayed on campus throughout the week.
Programs aim to educate students and provide resources about the following:
- The prevalence of sexual assault and rape on college campuses
- The definition of consent
- Ways to recognize and navigate unhealthy relationships
- How to help a friend who survived a sexual assault
- Deconstructing the stigma associated with survivors of sexual assault
- How to be a proactive bystander
Throughout the week, students are informed about the on-campus resources available to them from SANet (Sexual Assault Network), Boston College Police Department, University Counseling Services, University Health Services, and the Women’s Center.
Thanks to all who participated in and collaborated on C.A.R.E. Week 2014! Stay tuned for the dates of C.A.R.E. Week 2015.