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Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020

National Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10, which just so happens to be the final day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This day is designed to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR) statement proclaiming inalienable rights entitled to every human being. With ongoing civil unrest occurring…

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Recognizing and Preventing Human Trafficking

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Human trafficking, by definition, “involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” Polaris, an organization responding to sex and labor trafficking, worked on 11,500 cases reported to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2019 but this number is only a fraction of the problem…

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Dismantling Gender Stereotypes

Posted on Friday, December 4, 2020

Enabling gender stereotypes in society is a large contributor to dating violence. Gender roles can be instilled as early as adolescence, which is an important developmental period. These behaviors may include following the assumption that men should have the final say in decision making and women are to remain passive. Encoding these behaviors then pressures…

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Nevada ASUN Recognizes World AIDS Day

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno (ASUN) celebrates Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day in an effort to heighten awareness regarding the HIV epidemic. Communities on this day remind their governments and communities of the impacts of HIV and preventative measures available. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day became the first international…

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Recognizing and Preventing Dating Violence

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Break the Cycle conducted a poll on college dating violence and abuse which revealed “43% of dating college women report experiencing some violent and abusive dating behaviors.” Most of these women, according to loveisrespect, are not equipped to deal with dating abuse as it is difficult to identify. Although love is exciting and vulnerable, it…

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Creating a Culture of Consent on Campus

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

College, whether it be a four-year institution or a community college, is an integral time for personal growth. While young adults gain a larger sense of autonomy, they are also learning to navigate new worlds, one being sexuality. Unfortunately, college campuses across the globe are common places for various forms of sexual violence and is…

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While feminists worldwide advocate the message of, “women’s rights are human rights,” gender-based violence remains one of the most notable human rights violations. The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) partnered with Nevada Cares to educate students on gender-based violence during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from Nov. 25…

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Proud to be Indigenous at Nevada

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2020

Nov. 16 Spotlight – Ambrielle Palmer Year and Major Senior in the B.A. Psychology Research program Passions: I love Lake Tahoe, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, and spending time with my family. Being in Northern Nevada, we have plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and visit historical sites. What does your identity mean to you? My identity…

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Nevada ASUN Celebrates Native American Heritage Month in November On November 1, 1990, President H.W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution designating November as Native American Heritage Month to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States of America. It is imperative the Associated Students of…

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10 Things To Safely Do This Halloween!

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020

  This Halloween looks a little different for all of us now, and it can be difficult to navigate how to still get into the holiday spirit while staying home and staying safe. Below are ten different things you can do to celebrate this Halloween while still staying safe! 1. Host a Halloween costume contest!…

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