Date of Graduation

Fall 12-15-2017

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Monisha Bajaj


Sexual violence and rape culture are substantial issues in our society and on our college campuses. The goal of this project is to provide research that investigates rape culture on college campuses as a human rights violation and ways to address it in an intersectional manner through human rights education. The research for this project, conducted through a literature review, provides the ability to look at rape culture through a human rights education lens. In response to the research conducted, Recreate Resistance was created as a pedagogical tool for educators in First Year Experience (FYE) programs on college campuses. Recreate Resistance looks to address rape culture resistance within a human rights context and attempts to provide a framework for cultural change. Educators reviewing this will be able to utilize a completed pedagogical tool available online with recommendations provided for implementation. The topic of sexual violence and rape culture is constantly evolving in today’s world, and this project will need to continue to evolve with it.