What is the Penn Women's Center?

We're one of the nation's oldest campus-based Women's Centers and we work with students, staff and faculty to promote gender justice at Penn and beyond. The video below, made as part of our 40th Anniversary Voices of Change Project, celebrates our past and present. We hope it will inspire you to become part of our future:


The Violence Wasn't The Worst Part: A conversation with Evan Stark
Wednesday, September 30th, 4pm-6pm | Claudia Cohen Hall: Terrace Room
Learn about Penn research on violence against women as panels of students and faculty from across campus highlight their work.  Topics include street harassment in India, parents calling police on their children, domestic violence and unemployment in high income couples, and violence after a relationship ends. To register for the free event, click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ortner-panel-speaker-evan-stark-tickets-18348205978

Support & Empowement Group for Sexual Assault Survivors
Thursdays, October 1st - November 19th, 2:30PM-4:30PM | Penn Women's Center
This confidential group is open to female Penn undergraduate and graduate students who have been victims of sexual assault during their teen/adult years. This seven-week group will offer support, psycho- education, and collective empowerment. Weekly topics are chosen by the participants and related to recovery, the re-establishment of safety, healing, coping, assertiveness, and self-care.  Exact meeting time can be changed based on participants' availability. If interested, please contact Brittany Harris or Di O'Neill to set up a brief pre-group meeting: bhar@upenn.edu , doneill@exchange.upenn.edu

Student Anti-Violence Advocates (SAVA) Training
Friday, October 23rd & 30th, 1:00PM-4:00PM | The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
The Student Anti-Violence Advocates (SAVA) training is a comprehensive curriculum that educates students about the prevalence and impact of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking and provides them with the skills to address these issues when they encounter them. The SAVA Program is open to all Penn graduate and undergraduate students. All participants must commit to attending the entire 2-day, 6 hour training. This is an excellent opportunity to sharpen personal skills around bystander intervention, responding to trauma and crisis, as well as become actively engaged in campus efforts to prevent interpersonal violence. Click here to register. Registration closes on Monday, October 12th. Space is limited so sign-up soon! For more information, e-mail Brittany Harris at bhar@upenn.edu.