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Letter to the Community

A message to the Duke community: 

 This letter is to reaffirm our institution's steadfast commitment to preventing gender violence on our campus and within our community. As the director of Duke’s Gender Violence Education and Outreach (GVEO) office, I wish to highlight that it is of utmost importance to us that every member of our campus feels safe, supported, and respected. 

Gender violence, in its various forms, is an issue that affects individuals across all demographics and backgrounds. It undermines the very fabric of our community and creates barriers to achieving our collective goals of inclusivity and equality. It is our responsibility, as an educational institution, to actively address and combat this issue through education, awareness, and support. 

 As we continue our work to prevent gender violence and create a safer campus environment, we encourage every member of our community to actively participate in these efforts. Whether it's attending a training session, supporting a survivor, or speaking out against harmful behavior, we all have a role to play in building a culture of respect and consent. 

 If you have any questions or concerns regarding our commitment to gender violence prevention or if you would like to get involved in our efforts, please do not hesitate to reach out to 

 Together, we can make a meaningful difference and create a campus where everyone feels valued, respected, and safe. 

Jenn Wiggins, LPC

Director of The Office of Gender Violence Education and Outreach

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