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WSU’s domestic violence awareness efforts

Brisa Odenthal, Reporter September 29, 2022

Since 1989, October has been recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the state of Utah, 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence. Throughout this month, Weber State University’s...

A pamphlet that talks about the Womens Center. (Kennedy Camarena/ The Signpost)

Los esfuerzos de concienciación sobre la violencia doméstica de WSU

Marianna Lopez Luritta, Translator September 29, 2022

Desde 1989, octubre se reconoce como el Mes Nacional de Concienciación sobre la Violencia Doméstica. En el estado de Utah, 1 de cada 3 mujeres será víctima de la violencia doméstica. A lo largo de...

The Clothesline Project informs the community that there is violence against women, children, and men. (Israel Campa/The Signpost)

Shedding light on domestic violence

Kierstynn King November 2, 2020

Since 2000, 42 percent of adult homicides in Utah are domestic-violence related, and every year, 80 children across Utah witness the murder or attempted murder of their mother, according to the Utah Domestic...

The purple ribbon is used for domestic violence awareness, recognized in the month of October. Photo credit: Pixabay

Understanding how to support sexual misconduct survivors

Lissete Landaverde October 26, 2020

Weber State University’s Women’s Center held a presentation for faculty and staff about supporting survivors of sexual misconduct on Oct. 22 via Zoom.Sexual misconduct is not just sexual assault...

Lunafest film festival celebrates women’s rights

Ally Nelson October 26, 2020

Weber State University’s Women’s Center presented their fifth annual Lunafest film festival Oct. 21. Lunafest features films by, for and about women.Of the 175 cities in the country who participate,...

SURF and the WSU Womens Center prepare to host their Pillow Talk event, where Kolleen Marchand and Jamie Checketts talked on issues from sex education in Utah to preventing abuse in children. (Francisco Ruiz / The Signpost)

S.U.R.F. provides safe space for sex positivity

Francisco Ruiz March 11, 2020

As students trickled into the WSU Women’s Center — some with looks of trepidation on their faces — members of Students United for Reproductive Freedom, or SURF, offered jokes, smiles,...

The WSU Womens Centers Safe@Weber program hosted an event on Jan. 14 to teach students about consent. (Aubrielle Dugn)

Dating and intimacy: the do’s and dont’s of healthy relationships

Aubrielle Degn January 23, 2020

Dating is one of the most important activities early adults undertake, and marriage can be one of the biggest decisions students at Weber will make. Yet, the social norms of dating, especially when it...

Buttons for Feminism For All, stating inspiring messages.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Feminism, friendship and networking

Francisco Ruiz November 22, 2019

As groups of women — and some men — made their way into the Hetzel-Hoellein Room in the Stewart Library, Nailah Mansa and Alex Dutro-Maeda of the WSU Women's Center greeted guests for the second...

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Domestic violence in Utah — not just a private family matter

Ashton Corsetti January 10, 2018

During any regular drive around town in Ogden, one can see billboards with the tagline “#Utah 1 in 3." One in three women in Utah experience some form of domestic violence, a rate higher than the...

Weber State Universitys Womens Center to address sexual assault on college campuses for sexual assault awareness month. (Signpost Archives)

Sexual assault awareness month at Weber

Keela Disterhaft April 3, 2016

Eighty percent of sexual assault victims are under the age of 30, and 68 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to police. These numbers are according to the organization known as RAINN (Rape, Abuse...

WSU women take steps to end gender roles in politics

Keela Disterhaft January 22, 2016

According to a study from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, in 2015, women hold almost 2,000 political offices at the state and national levels. On Jan. 21, women at Weber...

Estudiantes de Weber State, India Nielsen y Viviana Felix son legislativas de Utah en pracitcas. (Carol McNamara

Elect Her training comes to Weber

Keela Disterhaft January 14, 2016

Next week, Weber State University will provide women with the training to get into politics. Elect Her is a national event that offers women training on how to run for student government and any...

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