Gender-Based Violence Awareness and Prevention (GAP) Alliance

Mission:

The Gender Based Violence Awareness and Prevention (GAP) Alliance’s mission is to be inclusive of all members of the CCNY community and will include diverse student, faculty and staff representation. The GAP Alliance seeks to promote awareness of resources on and off campus for survivors of gender-based violence in the CCNY community and to implement holistic and intersectional prevention programs at the CCNY campus that promotes an equitable and affirming campus environment. This alliance aims to create a culture where affirmative consent is normalized and all students feel safe reaching out for support from the CCNY community.

Goals:

 

  1. Convene CCNY stakeholders to develop an action plan on addressing gender violence needs

  2. Educate and inform CCNY on definitions of gender based violence and gender identity

  3. Ensure that members of the CCNY community are aware and have access to campus gender based violence resources for counseling, safety, maintaining confidentiality, on/ off campus reporting options, and create affirming spaces for all cis-gender, gender non-conforming, and trans persons.

  4. Identify needs in the CCNY community relating to gender based violence issues on campus across institutional realms from departments, faculty, staff, athletics, and facilities. 

  5. Plan and implement educational programming and training about both response and prevention of gender based violence. Training topics will include but are not limited to bystander responsibilities, affirmative consent, intimate partner violence, Title IX, Confidential Staff Vs Responsible/Mandatory Reporters, how to respond to sexual assault disclosures, lead “gender orientation” programs for entering first-year students, and gender based violence in the LGBTQ+ community

Contact genderresources@ccny.cuny.edu to learn more