• No Woman Left Behind

Whether it’s your sister, your friend or a complete stranger, Step in and make a difference.


No Woman Left Behind (NWLB) is a bystander intervention program created by women for women and the men who care about them. It was established to educate communities about sexual assault and to create a culture that does not wait for someone else to take action. In addition to serving as a public awareness campaign this program includes, curriculum based educational initiatives for college students as well as functioning NWLB chapters located on campuses throughout the country.

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History

The idea for No Woman Left Behind (NWLB) came from students at Sacramento State University in the summer of 2007 after reading about the De Anza college rape case. Several members of the De Anza college baseball team allegedly assaulted a young girl at a party. No one at the party of over 50 people offered to help until three women from the De Anza soccer team intervened, fought off the players, and brought the girl to the hospital for treatment. Later, one woman at the party told a reporter that she saw ten people cheering baseball players who were engaging in sex with the girl. She did not interfere because “I didn’t think of it as a rape situation.”

Members of the NWLB Speaker Team: Lauren Brueans, April Grolle and Sabrina Sadler

No Woman Left Behind was inspired by the actions of three members of the women’s soccer team at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Two of the women, April Grolle and Lauren Bryeans are members of the One Student team and active in sharing the NWLB message. We would also like to acknowledge the survivor of the sexual assault. Her courage is truly inspiring. Her strength, as well as the strength of all sexual assault survivors is remarkable.

In the spring of 2010 One Student (formerly Unite for Change) became the official headquarters for the No Woman Left Behind Campaign. One Student is privileged to be able to give this incredible campaign a home within our organization and honored to have the opportunity to continue to spread the message of courage and sisterhood that was inspired by four young women.

What You Can Do

Promote the Campaign

Starting the NWLB movement in your community can be as simple as displaying official campaign posters and bracelets and encouraging community members to follow the NWLB philosophy: If you are at a social gathering and you see someone intoxicated or passed out from alcohol consumption, it is your responsibility to step in. Approximately 85% of sexual assaults involve alcohol, and often other people were present who may have been able to intervene before the assault occurred.

For campuses that choose to promote the message of NWLB through a community campaign we ask that you use NWLB materials to advertise and/or materials and language that is approved in advance by the One Student/ NWLB national office. The national office offers resources to help you with marketing and to assist you in ordering NWLB educational materials and campaign merchandise to support you in your efforts.

Host an Event

Host an event to advertise the campaign and spread awareness about the movement. For information about hosting the women who inspired NWLB to speak on your campus contact us at info@onestudent.org.

Establish a Chapter

NWLB chapters on campuses across the country share the message that one student we can all make a difference and that no woman should ever be left behind.

Each active chapter plans campus wide events to engage their community in the No Woman Left Behind movement. The purpose is to educate communities about sexual assault and bystander intervention to help create a culture that does not wait for someone else to take action and believes that no woman should ever be left behind.

Chapter Responsibilities

  1. Increase students’ awareness of sexual assault and the bystander movement through the use of campaign materials, campus events and public relations.
  2. Provide approved educational resources to students, faculty and staff regarding sexual assault and bystander intervention.
  3. Host a minimum of one campus event per year supporting the official NWLB annual theme.
  4. Communicate with the One Student / NWLB national office as required.

For a chapter starter toolkit email kelly@onestudent.org

Bystander Intervention Training

The NWLB bystander intervention program is available in two formats (below).
  1. NWLB Bystander Intervention ProgramHost a One Student faculty member(s) to present the NWLB Bystander Intervention program in your community. Program can be customized to meet audience member’s time limitations and specific needs.
  2. NWLB Bystander Intervention Train the Trainer WorkshopHost or attend a regional train the trainer workshop for faculty, staff and student leaders. All participants who successfully complete this training will become licensed to facilitate the NWLB Bystander Intervention program and receive a facilitator’s kit to train members of your community.

For information about bystander intervention training, contact us at: info@onestudent.org

Programming

Bystander Intervention Training

The primary purpose of this training is to educate and empower students to better recognize how to safely intervene and to give them the confidence and comfort to intervene in situations that involve, or have the potential to involve sexual assault. The NWLB bystander intervention program is available in two formats (below).
  1. NWLB Bystander Intervention ProgramHost a One Student faculty member(s) to present the NWLB Bystander Intervention program in your community. Program can be customized to meet audience member’s time limitations and specific needs.
  2. NWLB Bystander Intervention Train the Trainer WorkshopHost or attend a regional train the trainer workshop for faculty, staff and student leaders. All participants who successfully complete this training will become licensed to facilitate the NWLB Bystander Intervention program and receive a facilitator’s kit to train members of your community.

For information about bystander intervention training, contact us at: info@onestudent.org

Campus Presentation – or – Keynote

Whether it’s your friend, sister or a complete stranger, step in and make a difference.

In this empowering program, April, Lauren and Sabrina share their personal and life changing story to offer a powerful message about values, sisterhood and responsibility. The No Woman Left Behind program challenges students to raise their individual standards, become role models and contribute to a unified and safe campus community.

A night like any other…

On an average night at a seemingly typical college party, three members of the De Anza College women’s soccer team intervened when they believed a young woman was being sexually assaulted by members of a college athletic team. By following their intuition and doing what these friends refer to as “the right thing to do”, they saved a woman’s life. Their actions inspired a local campus to start the No Woman Left Behind Campaign which is now a national movement that is helping students enact change on campuses throughout the country. No Woman Left Behind was established to educate communities about sexual assault and to create a culture that does not wait for someone else to take action.

Join the movement!

Meet two of the young women who intervened and another who co-founded the No Woman Left Behind campaign that is helping students enact change on campuses throughout the country. Hear their extraordinary story and personal journey, and learn how you can be an active bystander. Dates are limited. For booking information please contact info@kellyandbecca.com

Where We Are

  • Indiana State University – Terra Haute, IN
  • Maryville College – Maryville, TN
  • Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA
  • Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR
  • Sacramento State University – Sacramento, CA
  • Trinity College – Hartford, CT
  • University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR
  • University of Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell – Lowell, MA
  • University of Tampa – Tampa, FL
  • University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL
  • Wingate University – Wingate, NC
  • Wittenberg University – Springfield, OH

Interested in establishing a chapter in your community? Contact us at info@onestudent.org

Merchandise

Posters

To order free posters for your community, contact us at info@onestudent.org.

T-shirts

Coming Soon!

Bracelets

The glow-in-the-dark wristbands symbolize our commitment (day or night) to leaving no woman behind. Wear them to parties, to school, on dates, to bars–wherever you can to spread the word about your commitment to ending sexual violence. If you would like to order wristbands, please contact us at info@onestudent.org.

Our Team

Kelly Addington
Program Director
kelly@onestudent.org

No Woman Left Behind Advisory Board Members

  • Dr. Liana F. Fox, Chair
  • Jeremy Berggren
  • Sue Boxrud
  • Lauren Bryeans
  • Jaclyn Carden
  • Colleen Coffey
  • Laurie Dishman
  • Doug Everhart
  • Jessica Heskin
  • Nora Bugg Jarmon
  • Sabrina Sadler
  • Ericka Roland
  • Leigh-Ann Royster
  • Lindy Thackston