Many people have heard of the popular television show Girl Code that airs on MTV. But there’s a good chance many people haven’t heard of The Girl Code Movement. Started by Jacqueline Reilly and Caroline Heres last November at Syracuse University, The Girl Code Movement is a college-focused, anti-sexual assault organization that attempts to unite college women nationwide to “become active operatives to stop a rape from happening.”
It all all started as a simple conversation between the two women about their experiences with sexual assault. “We felt like we couldn’t just sit here and not do anything about the alarming rates of sexual assault on college campuses. So we decided we should talk to some sororities, and hold a meeting,” said Heres. Their Facebook page has over 6,000 likes and is a place for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories. Also included are facts about sexual assault and quotes meant to empower women.
Not only have they received support by a lot of student organizations on campus and sororities, but women involved in The Girl Code Movement has also received support from men on campus.
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