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​​​​Let's Talk A​bout

​Cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging, but it is essential for our overall well-being and quality of life. To address this important topic, the Sexual Harassment subcommittee is organizing a seminar titled: “Let’s Talk About Engaging in Healthy Couple's Relationships” which will delve into a variety of topics that are crucial to building and sustaining healthy relationships. These topics include identifying toxic relationships, defining healthy relationships, understanding patterns of attraction, and the impact of healthy relationships on our overall wellbeing. Additionally, the role of family and friends in our partner choice will be explored to gain a better understanding of the factors that influence our relationships.

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As part of the Let’s Talk About series, the Discriminatory Harassment Title IX student subcommittee is organizing a seminar to discuss the impacts of social media on body confidence. The seminar will discuss how social media affects individuals (particularly young adults) and will explore how social media platforms perpetuate societal beauty standards and contribute to negative body image. The discussion will also touch on the role of mental health professionals and society in addressing the issue and providing support to those struggling​

The Title IX Sexual Harassment student subcommittee invites you to the "Let's Talk About Substance Abuse" webinar on Saturday February 18th at 11am. The webinar will address the drivers and impacts of using substances as well as the means to getting help. ​

Substance abuse is an ongoing and growing challenge facing the Lebanese youth, join us to address this topic together!

The Title IX Sexual and Reproductive Heath student subcommittee invites you to the "Let's Talk About Sexual Health" seminar on Friday February 17th at 5pm in College Hall, Auditorium B1. The discussion will address the topic of sexual health from a social, psychological and physiological point of view.​

The Sexual and Reproductive Health student subcommittee in collaboration with Dr. Faysal El Kak and Dr. Jocelyn Dejong from FHS organized a webinar entitled “Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness" on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness webinar aims at addressing the timely critical issues related to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in Lebanon. The webinar will tackle misconceptions about certain sexual practices and promote knowledge about safe sex, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as well as discuss current challenges in accessing SRH services in Lebanon from a public health perspective. ​

In celebration of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, which falls on the 31st of March, the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A+ Subcommittee in collaboration with the WISH Program organized a webinar on “Trans* and Transition: A Wholistic Care Approach" on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 PM with Dr. El Kak and Dr. Talih. This webinar aims at addressing critical issues related to transgender people. The webinar will raise awareness about the main struggles that transgender people face physically and psychologically. The webinar will also address the transitioning process and the available resources for transgender people in Lebanon. 

As we continue to celebrate international women's day, domestic violence remains a major threat women face in their daily lives. The Title IX Student Committee, students in collaboration with Dr. Jinan Usta from AUBMC and Ms. Celine E Kik from Kafa organized a webinar entitled “Let's Talk About: Domestic Violence".  The webinar was held on March 18th at 5:30 pm and was meant to raise awareness about the different forms of domestic violence, its effects, ways to be protected and existing laws against it. 

​ In Her Words

As a motivation and inspiration to women/younger women, the Discriminatory Harassment Sub-Committee prepared last term a video featuring successful and inspiring women faculty at AUB. One faculty member from each Faculty provided a short speech that addresses the challenges she faced throughout her career and shared her advice with the students. In collaboration with the communication office and in celebration of "100 years of coeducation" at AUB (1921-2021), this video is now part of AUB's centennial celebration of coeducation and it was shared on the AUB newsletter on October 29, 2021.

Also, you can find the video entitled “IN HER WORDS" on YouTube, and on the Student committee Instagram page “AUB Title IX Student Committee".

IT Hurts! Be Inclusive!​

The Title IX Student Committee worked on an awareness campaign entitled “IT Hurts! Be Inclusive." that mainly aims at raising awareness among students about the effect that negative and positive communication may have on the embracement of diversity and inclusiveness on campus. The campaign was launched in the Fall semester of Academic Year 2021-22 on the Title IX Student Committee Instagram page and on AUB screens all over campus.​

​Title IX 50’th Anniversary​

In celebration of Title IX's 50th anniversary, the Title IX student committee prepared an informational video entitled “A walk through Title IX's history" featuring the enactment, evolution, and impact of Title IX over the years.

You can find this video on YouTube, and on the student committee Instagram page “AUB Title IX Student Committee".

​Other Events

The Title IX Student Committee is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a "Sexual Health IQ: Trivia Night". The event aims to promo​te sexual health education in an engaging and entertaining way, and the questions will focus on the physical dimension of sexual health.
Event Type/Category: Awareness

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In celebration of The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Discriminatory Harassment Title IX student sub-Committee is organizing a “Standing Up Against Racial Discrimination" booth to raise awareness on the importance of promoting tolerance, inclusion, and equality, and to highlight the need to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment.

Discriminatory practices based on race, ethnicity, and national origin are prevalent in many societies, including the Lebanese society, and represent a serious threat to the well-being and self-image of their victims. The booth will provide a platform for students to come together, share their perspectives, and learn more about the impact of racial discrimination and the importance of combating such discrimination.​​

Thursday, March 16, 2023

As part of the earthquake response event organized by the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service at AUB, the Title IX Student Committee set up a tent in front of West Hall on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 11am to 4pm to share awareness on the discrimination and harassment that happen during crises.​​

The WISH and Title IX student committee collaborate to present to you a seminar around HPV vaccination. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection remains one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, and is associated with health problems, namely cervical cancer and other cancers in females and males. HPV vaccination can prevent HPV infections that cause most of the cancers. Besides the HPV vaccination, screening with Pap and HPV testing are essential and protective. Together, we can eliminate cervical cancer and cancers caused by HPV. ​​

In celebration of the zero-discrimination day, the Title IX L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ student subcommittee will be screening the Oscar winning movie “Moonlight" on March 1st at 6pm in West Hall Auditorium A. The movie revolves around an African American struggling to find peace with his identity because of societal stigma.​

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Subcommittee in collaboration with the WISH Program organized an awareness day addressing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). Activities included, among others, Trivia Questions about 'myths and facts' related to SRH, in addition to targeted messages about SRH in general and menstruation in particular. 

As sexual harassment persists in today's society, it is of utmost importance to raise awareness on the means of sexual harassment (SH) as well as ways of intervention when faced with a harassment situation. To address this topic, the Title IX Sexual Harassment subcommittee members organized an awareness booth held in front of West Hall, Thursday April 28th, 2022. The booth tackled jokes around SH, the relation of clothing to SH, the importance of consent, as well as the 5 D's of bystander intervention. Students passing by were given the chance to question their knowledge on sexual harassment matters through a trivia game.

The discriminatory harassment subcommittee in collaboration with the AUB book club screened the movie: “Hidden Figures" on October 18, 2022, to portray the state of discrimination against black women in early 1960s. The movie was followed by a discussion around discrimination to raise awareness on this topic.​

The sexual harassment subcommittee in collaboration with the legal actions worldwide organization (LAW) held an awareness booth entitled: “Let's talk about violence against women" on November 25, 2022, in celebration of the international day the elimination of violence against women. The booth allowed students to better understand the different forms of violence against women, get introduced to the statistics around this issue and become acquainted with the laws and legal measures protecting victims and supporting them in speaking up. 

In celebration of the international day for persons with disabilities, the discriminatory harassment subcommittee organized an awareness booth on disabilities on December 1st, 2022. The subcommittee distributed pamphlets to students increasing their knowledge around the meaning of disability, the different types of disabilities, percentages of people with disabilities, famous and successful people with disabilities as well as ways to be more inclusive. The subcommittee also took suggestions from the students on ways to enhance inclusivity and accommodations at AUB to better cater for the needs of students with disabilities. ​

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