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Gender-based violence (sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment) can impact anyone regardless of age, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability status, strength, etc. International students often face unique challenges related to gender-based violence, and seeking support.

Prevalence, Challenges and Barriers to Seeking Support

Research on the rates of gender-based violence experienced by international students is limited. Unfamiliarity with US culture, language barriers, lack of a local support system, prejudice and discrimination, and unfamiliarity with laws are some factors that may increase risk to violence or create barriers to seeking support for international students.

For more information on gender based violence and resources for support:

CAmpus & community resources

Confidential DU Resources

  • CAPE (Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment) provides free and confidential advocacy and support to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.
        o Daytime Advocacy: 303-871-3853
        o After-Hours Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
        o Email: [email protected]
        o Address: 1981 S University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210
  • Health and Counseling Center provides confidential medical and mental health services.
        o Phone: 303-871-2205
        o Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
        o Email: [email protected]

Non-Confidential DU Resoures

 Community-Based Resources




To learn more, or to connect with an advocate,
contact the Coordinator of CAPE Advocacy Services, Kayla Ham,
at 303-871-3853 or [email protected].