Untitled design (13)Gender-based violence can take an enormous toll on survivors. Following an assault, survivors may struggle to access medical care, develop PTSD and anxiety, and be forced to skip classes or avoid extracurriculars that they share with the perpetrator(s). Without support, many are forced to withdraw from classes or even drop out entirely. To prevent sexual and dating violence from costing survivors their educations, future career opportunities, and financial stability, states should ensure survivors have access to key resources and accommodations.

This resource is part of our State Policy Playbook. The Playbook outlines key reforms that students, advocates, and state policymakers can pursue to support survivors on campus, keep students safe, and end gender-based violence in school.