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Protecting Transgender Students

You may have seen recent reports about the new federal administration reversing Obama-era guidance on protections for transgender students, including regarding bathroom access. In the following interview, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella breaks down the developments and how they are related to BARCC’s work supporting all survivors of sexual… Read More

Dear Betsy campaign

Take Action to Protect Title IX

Today, BARCC is joining a national day of action, part of the #DearBetsy campaign spearheaded by End Rape on Campus (EROC) and supported by Futures Without Violence (FWV) and many others, to ensure that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos prioritizes Title IX.  As Patty McNamara, BARCC's staff attorney, explains, "Title IX is a federal civil… Read More

A Message to Survivors on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day—and every day—we have some special messages for survivors. Share this video on Facebook and Twitter so show you support survivors! And then take the next step to show up for survivors by registering for the Annual BARCC Walk for Change:  Read More


Op-Ed: Real Reform for Reducing Sexual Abuse in Schools

In her latest op-ed for WGBH News, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella speaks to policy reforms needed to prevent the sexual abuse of students.  Excerpt: "But much more can be done to prevent abuse from happening in the first place. Requiring every school to have a written plan that defines appropriate boundaries for teachers, coaches, and… Read More