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Title IX Peer Education Program

 

Why a peer education program on sexual violence?

Statistics on gender-based violence are upsetting. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

The Title IX Peer Education Program, in partnership with Pacific's Women's Resource Center and the Office of Title IX, aims to empower students to prevent sexual assault and violence in our community. Peer Educators are trained to identify warning signs of toxic and abusive relationships, address root causes of gender-based violence, assist survivors in identifying resources, and promote healthy relationships and gender norms.

Through the TIX Peer Education Program, participants will be able to further develop their interpersonal and emotional competencies. Participants will be more aware of themselves and others by engaging in dialogues with their peers. Part of the curriculum focuses on learning to engage in healthy dialogue, and by practicing and observing healthy communication styles, participants will increase their knowledge on consent and effective communication. 

To learn more about the TIX Peer Education Program and/or how to get involved as a Peer Educator, please contact the Women's Resource Center.