Jewish Women International (JWI) was awarded the Laurel Wreath Award for the Safe Smart Dating program by the North-American Interfraternity Conference. The award is presented to individuals or groups in recognition of their unique programs, community outreach or influence within the fraternal world.
Safe Smart Dating is the first national program on dating abuse and sexual assault for the Greek community on college campuses.
Engaging men as allies, according to Lori Weinstein, CEO of JWI, is the key to changing the culture on campus. “Nationally, more than one in five college women experience physical abuse, sexual abuse or threats of physical violence from a dating partner. This is an unqualified epidemic that can only be mitigated by training and education, honest conversation, bystander intervention and voices of partnership between women and men,” she said.