sexual violence

women holds up a sign that reads #metoo in front of a line of people.
Rick Bowmer / AP Photo

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CSWG) will task its Violence and Safety Subcommittee with explaining micro-aggressions to the public.

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One in five women report having experienced rape, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida State University doctoral candidate Wayne Rivera says that means many people know a sexual assault survivor, whether they realize it not.

"The way I'm defining it at least, which includes friends and partners. Most people tend to know a victim. Maybe they disclose to them or not. But most people will tend to know a victim or survivor," Rivera said.

Kate Payne / WFSU News

A Tallahassee sexual assault support organization is taking a new approach to crisis response.

Commission Set to Implement Bystander Intervention Program

Jul 13, 2015

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls wants to implement a bystander intervention training program. This comes after the commission released its study on sexual violence in the area.

Garnett Stokes speaking at the Zonta Club of Tallahassee
Nick Evans

As Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston attended a University conduct hearing, elsewhere on campus, a handful of city, county, business, and education officials discussed policies aimed at ending violence against women.

Winston faces allegations he violated a number of the school’s conduct policies, and FSU is under a federal investigation, as well, for its handling of a rape allegation against the quarterback.

Perspectives: Health and Wellness

Sep 19, 2013

Leon County ranks as one of the healthiest in Florida--but there are still problems where the county fares among the worst. STD's, Infant Mortality, Poverty, and sexual violence are all issues that Leon County struggles with the most.

Holly Kirsch: acting administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County. 
Kristy Goldwire: Executive Director for Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition.