HEART and CURL publish research on sexual violence education in Religions
After many years of hard work, we are thrilled to congratulate Alia Azmat and Nadiah Mohajir from HEART and Yasmeen Khayr, Gina Spitz, and Monica Reyna from CURL for publishing an article in the journal Religions.
The article, titled, “They Sit with the Discomfort, They Sit with the Pain Instead of Coming Forward”: Muslim Students’ Awareness, Attitudes, and Challenges Mobilizing Sexual Violence Education on Campus, was published open access with Religions.
The published article is one of many components of a CURL and HEART collaborative research project begun in 2017. Read more about the project here.
This study explores the following questions: (a) What is Muslim students’ awareness of sexual violence on college campuses? (b) What are Muslim students’ attitudes towards sexual violence?, and (c) What challenges do Muslim survivors and allies of sexual violence face on college campuses? A mixed methods analysis of quantitative (n = 91) and qualitative data (n = 8) was utilized to understand the impact of anti-sexual violence advocacy programming on college campuses.
A huge thank you to HEART for their deep commitment to this work and perseverance to get this research out in the world.