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Sex Trafficking in and Through Turkey

Dr. Stephanie Nawyn received a Fulbright Fellowship (2013-14) to study sex trafficking in and through Turkey, focusing on the discursive positioning of women and sexual purity in Turkish culture, and how sexual mores are used to justify interpersonal and...

Immigration Law Clinic

The Immigration Law Clinic engages law students with immigrant communities through direct client representation and systemic advocacy for vulnerable populations that are otherwise unable to obtain legal representation. Immigration matters are compelling and engage students in sophisticated legal analysis...

The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

Presenter: Rebecca Campbell, PhD This practical and accessible webinar takes what we know from psychology and neurobiology about how trauma impacts behavior, and brings that to the criminal justice system so they can better understand why victims may behave...

Dating Violence Impedes Victims’ Earnings

Dating violence during adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also lead to less education and lower earnings later in life, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Adrienne Adams, Megan Greeson, Angie...

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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