What is gender-based violence...

…and how big of a problem is it on college campuses?

Gender-based violence is any act of violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to individuals, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. This includes stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault.

  • Nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.
  • More than half of all college students (57%) say it is difficult to identify dating abuse and (58%) don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it.
  • Approximately 75% of undergraduate and 69% of graduate/professional students who identify as TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, non-conforming) reported being sexually harassed.
  • Slightly more than 20% of TGQN college students have been sexually assaulted.