Expanding Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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

Friday, April 20, 2018
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

Thursday, March 8, 2018
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

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Gala invitation from Christine Grant

& RVAP stakeholders:


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

Thursday, September 7, 2017
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.

Caitlin Caris: Support RVAP

Friday, July 28, 2017
C-a-i-t-l-i-n C-a-r-i-s, little Caitlin rehearsed in her head as she walked along the narrow sidewalk during recess outside of Longfellow Elementary school. As she repeated her name once more, little Caitlin realized her last name was pronounced with the word “care.

Ileana Higashiyama: Support RVAP

Friday, July 28, 2017
The support of a community can make a world of difference in the way a person heals after experiencing a traumatic event and experiences growth through the healing process.

Susan Junis: Support RVAP

Friday, July 28, 2017
Sexual violence is an issue that impacts all of us and it takes the entire community to stand up against it.

Katryn Duarte: Support RVAP

Monday, July 24, 2017
La vida nos lleva por unos rumbos inciertos. Yo comencé mi trabajo en contra de la violencia de género por casualidad. En ese tiempo yo estaba trabajando en el sector de informática, y el destino cambió mi trayectoria.