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Adam Robinson: Support RVAP

 For the past 45 years, the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) has existed with the core beliefs that everyone deserves to live a life free from sexual violence, and that anyone who has survived sexual violence deserves inclusive access to the kind of support that fits their individual healing process.…

Sarah Hansen: Support RVAP

As long as sexual violence exists, RVAP will be here to help one step at a time. We are asking you to help us take an important step forward.

Kimmie Andresen-Reed: Support RVAP

For over 4 years I've worked with survivors of sexual violence that identify as LGBTQIA. Creating programming that is by and for LGBTQIA people is my passion, and progress that I'm excited to continue at RVAP. Your support ensures that this effort continues to grow.

Melissa Shivers: Support RVAP

Every survivor of sexual violence deserves the services of a dedicated community of people that are trained to handle their specific needs. The physical, emotional, and psychological reactions to sexual assault are varied and nuanced.

Expanding Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) was established 45 years ago as part of the civil rights movement to combat the use of gender and sex as weapons of oppression.

Help Stop Human Trafficking

Although human trafficking may take place in the cracks in society, it is more prevalent than one may think. Unlike the myth that most trafficking victims are illegal immigrants, roughly 60 percent of the victims are U. S. citizens.

RVAP's 45th Anniversary Gala

In honor of RVAP's 45th Anniversary we would love for you to join us at our first annual Gala on May 3rd.

Support Groups Starting Soon

Trauma Informed Writing Group - Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30 PM 3/21/18-5/9/18 The group will focus on writing and sharing stories in a trauma informed environment.   Contact Britte at britte-garrett@uiowa. edu or call the office 319. 335. 6001.

Gala invitation from Christine Grant & stakeholders

Gala invitation from Christine Grant

& RVAP stakeholders:

4/25/18

Dear all,

A few years ago, I read a statement that stopped me in my tracks:

"Gender violence is one of the world's most common human rights abuses.

RVAP Defends Title IX & "Dear Colleague" letter

This morning, Education Secretary Besty DeVos announced a new Title IX rule process and criticized the "Dear Colleague" letter, which was issued by the Office for Civil Rights in 2011, requiring schools nationally to make significant improvements to the way they responded to sexual violence.