The Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality offers programs and workshops to students, staff and faculty that address issues of sexual violence prevention, LGBT support and resources and gender inclusivity with an intersectional social justice approach.
ABC: Active Bystander's Care
The Active Bystanders Care Program provides leadership and effective helping skills for students to actively intervene in situations where sexual violence (sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) may occur. This program focuses on three techniques for active intervention in these situations. These techniques are the 3 D’s: Distract, Delegate, and Direct. Through the program training, participants will be able to increase their own, as well as their peers, motivation to intervene and ensure the safety and well being of themselves and others, while raising awareness of sexual violence. The focus of this program is to shift the spotlight from victims and perpetrators to the development of skills to do effective bystander intervention.
Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone is a two-hour training program designed to create a network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and allied (LGBTQIA)
students. The desired goal for the Safe Zone program is ultimately to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
One Love Healthy Relationship Workshop
One Love is a movement dedicated to the education of dating violence. Their goal is to begin the conversations that teach the differences between healthy, and unhealthy behavior in order to change and save lives.
This workshop helps participants understand the complexity of identity and identity formation, become comfortable with basic terminology and understand the importance of language. Folks will learn how to be a supportive, what resources are available, and how issues and policies affect trans and gender nonconforming students at UMassD.