How Alcohol and Sexual Violence Meet on Campus During a Pandemic – Part 1

A podcast interview I conducted with Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, a research scientist at the International Center for Research on Women with the Global Health, Youth, and Development team; Dr. Elise Lopez, the Director of the University of Arizona consortium on gender-based violence; and Dr. Mary Koss,a Regent’s Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Dr. Koss conducted the first national study of sexual assault among college students in the United States, which was the basis of the book I Never Called It Rape that was re-released in 2019. Dr. Koss gives an overview of sexual violence and alcohol consumption, and she and Dr. Anderson talk about some of the ways prevention efforts can impact young men.

Originally posted at the Resource on the Go Podcast

New World of Work: A report about how the past year has changed the way we work

In partnership with the Urban Institute, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and RALIANCE, the Purple Campaign released a report highlighting how employers have adapted to the new world of work following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report shares key statistics, emerging trends, policies, and practices that have been implemented by industry leaders to address harassment in the workplace.

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Originally posted at The Purple Campaign

Tell Us About It Episode 32: Measuring the Problem of Sexual Misconduct in Ridesharing

Janine Zweig of the Urban Institute and Chad Sniffen of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center share how they worked with Uber Technologies to better understand sexual misconduct in the ridesharing industry. Janine and Chad share the process to define sexual assault, harassment, and other misconduct and then set up a system to track complaints. This new taxonomy and data collection will provide a more complete understanding of the problem of sexual misconduct, providing direction for prevention and response.

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Examining Uber’s Use of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy and the Development of Uber’s United States Safety Report

This report outlines an assessment of Uber’s integration of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy into its system of receiving and accurately categorizing reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault from users of its platform. Uber’s approach to using these data in the development of their 2019 United States Safety Report is also assessed.

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Taxonomy & Transparency Workshop Update

This document is a follow-up to a Taxonomy & Transparency Workshop hosted on March 5, 2019, in San Francisco, California, by Uber for representatives of a variety of companies. It contains lessons learned by Uber from implementing the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy developed by NSVRC and the Urban Institute, and is split into two parts that give deep views of elements necessary for implementing the Taxonomy in a corporate context at scale:

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Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault

This report describes the work of a joint project between the NSVRC and the Urban Institute, in which a team of staff from both agencies developed an improved taxonomy (a system of categorization) for reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault received by Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber), from users of Uber’s ride-sharing and other app-driven services. This improved taxonomy helps Uber to more effectively categorize reports of these sexually violent experiences, which in turn helps Uber to better determine the most appropriate outreach and ultimate action taken in response to each report.

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