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

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We may be able to provide free legal help for the following issues at school: gender and LGBTQI+ discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and pregnancy or parenting discrimination.

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Posiblemente, podemos proveer ayuda legal gratuita por los siguientes problemas en o la escuela: discriminación basado en el género o por estatus LGBTQI+, acoso sexual, asalto sexual, y discriminación basado en el embarazo o por ser padre/madre.

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