Ending Sexual Violence in Education (ESVE)

If you’re a student who has been sexually harassed or assaulted, we’ll fight alongside you to protect your rights. We’ll listen and connect you with a lawyer who can help you get what you need, free of cost.

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How We Fight for Survivors’ Access to Education

Sexual and gender-based violence against college students happens at epidemic levels in this country. Recent studies show that more than 1 in 5 women will be the victim of a sexual assault or attempted assault before she graduates from college. Sexual violence affects a shocking 24% of transgender and nonbinary students and 23% of female students.

ERA’s Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education (ESVE) helps students find support and seek justice when sexual assault or harassment threatens to disrupt their education.

As part of this initiative, we launched the nation’s first network of pro bono attorneys dedicated to helping college student survivors. We train and support these volunteer lawyers, known as ENOUGH Advocates, to help student survivors learn their legal rights, figure out their school’s complaint and investigation policies, and weigh their options in the wake of sexual assault or harassment.

 

 Our Goals & Strategies

1.  We recruit and train pro bono attorneys (“ENOUGH advocates”) to provide high-quality, trauma-informed legal assistance to college student survivors at all stages of the Title IX complaint process

2.  We lead a network of experienced mentor attorneys to support the ENOUGH advocates and help ERA identify areas of great need or potential impact

3.  We run an online training Hub and Clearinghouse for our volunteer attorneys and other Title IX/survivor advocates (Learn more.)

4.  We partner with students through outreach and education with the goal of letting student survivors and their friends know that they have rights, options, and can get help

5.  We strengthen the national movement to turn the tide against sexual and gender-based violence in schools and universities by

  • Fighting to protect students’ civil rights in court, which are under attack by Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Engaging student survivors as activists, spokespeople, and storytellers, and partnering with movement leaders to raise awareness about Title IX and challenge rape culture in schools

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Legal Advice & Resources / Consejos y Recursos legales

Know Your Rights

Learn what your rights are so you can navigate your situation and make the best decision for you.

Your Rights at Work
Your Rights at School

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Due to our current caseload, we are unfortunately not able to offer appointments for employment-related issues right now. Please see our Know Your Rights guides for information about your rights at work.

For issues at school, temporarily we can only help with:
- Sexual harassment or sexual assault in higher education
- Gender-based harassment or discrimination (including sexual harassment or assault) of LGBTQI+ individuals at all grade levels

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We have trained legal advocates and lawyers on staff to guide you through your legal issue.

Note: Due to limited capacity, our staff can currently only assist new clients with select issues at school or related to education. We hope to re-open our employment-related intakes soon.

Conozca Sus Derechos

Aprende sus derechos para que puedas navegar su situación y tomar la mejor decisión para ti.

Sus Derechos en el Trabajo

Contáctenos

Por el volumen de nuestros casos, desafortunadamente no podemos ofrecer citas nuevas por cualquier problema relacionada a empleo en este momento. Favor de leer nuestro Guia de Conocer Sus Derechos para información sobre sus derechos en el trabajo.

Para problemas a su escuela, temporalmente, solo podemos ayudar con:
- Acoso sexual o agresión sexual en la universidad
- Acoso o discriminación basado en el género (incluyendo acoso sexual o agresión sexual) de personas que son LGBTQI+ de cualquier nivel de grado

EXPLIQUENOS SOBRE SU SITUACION

Nuestro servicio de asesoramiento por teléfono está cerrado por ahora

En este momento, no estamos recibiendo solicitudes dejadas por un recado de teléfono. Sin embargo, usted puede someter una solicitud para una consulta por la manera de hacer clic en el link "Explíquenos Sobre Su Situacion."

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Tenemos defensores legales y abogados capacitados para guiarle por su problema legal. Nota: Por nuestra capacidad limitada, nuestros empleados solo pueden ayudar a los clientes nuevos que tienen problems specificas relaciada a la escuela. Esperamos que podemos abrir de nuevo las citas de empleo muy pronto.