The Next Generation of Leaders against Sexual Violence

If the onslaught of media coverage of sexual assault has you discouraged, we have an antidote. It comes in the form of 10 young people, all members of BARCC's innovative Youth Leadership Corps (YLC). These youth are the next generation of leaders in the movement to end sexual violence. Created in 2015 as part of the Youth Access to Support and Services… Read More

Protecting Your Privacy While Walking for Change

Every year, our annual Walk for Change is an inspiring day of community, awareness, healing, and hope. Survivors, friends, family members, activists, and others who share BARCC’s mission come together to send a message: we are dedicated to ending sexual violence through healing and social change. Many survivors take part in this event and find… Read More

Media: Activist Training Gets Bostonians Involved in Fighting Islamophobia

The Metro Boston reported today on a series of workshops being hosted by the Boston chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, including one focused on bystander intervention to be conducted by BARCC. The Metro spoke with Steph Trilling, director of BARCC's Community Awareness and Prevention Services, about the training.  Excerpt: "On Wednesday, the… Read More

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Media: Meet the People Behind the Boston Women’s March

The Boston Globe profiled several people behind the planning of the Boston Women's March for America, including our own Shelley Yen-Ewert, BARCC's director of organizational development and learning. Shelley worked with other organizers to help make the historic even more accessible to people with disabilities.  Excerpt: "At BARCC [the… Read More

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BARCC Bandanas for Sale

Are you joining us at the Boston Women's March for America? Want to wear your BARCC pride? We're selling limited-edition BARCC bandanas for the occasion, generously created by local designer Cathy Sherwood of Pleased Made especially for BARCC!  We have a limited quantity printed in high-quality custom colored cotton using… Read More

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Media: What You Need to Know about the New Uber and Lyft Background Checks

In recent coverage by the Metro Boston, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella offers perspective on the new ride-share background checks in Massachusetts. Excerpt: "Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), said that in her experience, CORI checks, as well as the sex offender registry, are pretty… Read More


Op-Ed: Shutting Down Locker Room Talk

In her latest op-ed for WGBH News, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella highlights the dangers of dismissing "locker room talk" and the need for schools and universities to adequately address it for effective prevention of sexual violence.  Excerpt: "When these athletes associate with other 'sexually aggressive, hyper-masculine, and delinquent… Read More

A Caring Voice on the Hotline

Volunteer Spotlight: Jess Nissenbaum, Hotline Counselor Whenever someone calls BARCC’s 24-7 hotline, there’s a voice waiting on the other end of the line. Whether you’re a survivor, family member, friend, or provider, our highly trained and supervised volunteer rape crisis counselors and staff are ready to listen, to support, to help… Read More