Janine Kossen

Apr 17, 2020  |  Diversity Digest

COVID-19’s Unique Impacts on Survivors of Interpersonal Violence

Five weeks into social distancing, we have all felt a multitude of emotions as we make our way through the experience of the collective trauma of COVID-19.

Apr 3, 2020  |  Diversity Digest

Tracing the History of Take Back the Night at NC State

Every April, the Women’s Center and its partners observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), part of a national effort to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence.

Mar 22, 2019

NC State Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), part of a national effort to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. This year’s observance occurs at a time when the national discourse around sexual assault could not be more vocal.

Nov 29, 2018

Teams Trained on Overlooked Forms of Domestic and Dating Violence

It seems that each time a mass shooting occurs in this country — whether it is Orlando, San Bernadino, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland or countless others — it is often just a matter of time before a history of violent domestic abuse also comes to light.

Oct 12, 2018

Women’s Center Recognizes DVAM with Film and Panels

Each year, the Women’s Center recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) with a full slate of programs and events throughout the month of October. Halfway through the month, seven events have taken place across campus to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence on campus and in the broader community.

Sep 28, 2018

Domestic and Dating Violence Focus of Upcoming Month of Events

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that nearly 1 in 3 college women have experienced an abusive dating relationship. While this statistic speaks to the national prevalence of domestic and dating violence among college-age women, it fails to account for the many multiple and intersecting identities of individuals who experience an elevated risk of interpersonal violence.

Aug 16, 2018

Chocolate Festival Tickets Now on Sale

The Women’s Center will host the 16th Annual NC State Chocolate Festival for Breast Cancer Research on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Talley Student Union’s State Ballroom. The festival is many things at once: a fundraiser, an educational event, a chocolate extravaganza, a silent auction and fun.

Mar 22, 2018

#MeToo or #MeWho? Visibility and Representation in the #MeToo Movement

While the #MeToo hashtag exploded on the scene in October 2017 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it was not until several days and weeks later that the true origin story of #MeToo reached the same audience.

Mar 1, 2018

Women’s Center Welcomes New Associate Director for IPV

Janine Kossen joins NC State as associate director of the Women's Center, focusing on interpersonal violence (IPV) services. In her role, Kossen will oversee and supervise IPV prevention efforts, programming and outreach, student leadership development, partnership and collaboration and direct advocacy services for students.