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The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence has selected Dr. Rebecca Campbell to receive the 2015 MCEDSV Wave of Change Award.  The Wave of Change Award honors domestic violence and sexual assault movement leaders who have demonstrated outstanding efforts to prevent domestic and sexual violence and whose work has contributed significantly to the social change necessary to end violence against women.

As the 2015 Wave of Change Award recipient, MCEDSV is honoring Dr. Campbell’s trailblazing leadership on the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project. Her groundbreaking work, which began in Detroit, is having a tremendous impact in Detroit and the state of Michigan, but also in every city and state that have struggled to bring swift justice to victims of sexual assault.


Dr. Campbell will receive this award on Thursday, Nov. 5th  at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel, 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI, at 5:00 p.m.


Congratulations, Dr. Campbell, on this well-deserved award!

About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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