How can I prevent sexual violence?

  • Become educated and engaged.

  • Speak out against attitudes and behaviors that degrade women and promote rape and abuse. 

  • When you read an article that blames a survivor for being abused, write a letter to the editor.

  • Practice bystander intervention when a situation makes you uncomfortable. 

  • Challenge any forms of sexual harassment, such as wolf-whistling, cat-calling, unwanted touching, or inappropriate behavior if it is safe for you to do so.

  • Be an ally to survivors by knowing what resources are available

  • When laws are proposed that limit women’s rights, let politicians know that you won’t support them.
  • When your friend tells a joke about abusing others, say you don’t find it funny.
  • Do anything but remain silent.
  • Get involved by volunteering

Real-Life Stories of Bystander Intervention

Sexual Assault/Violent Crime Hotline: 1-800-270-1620 

Emergency Housing Hotline: 1-844-673-5499

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-464-8340 (Provided by Family Crisis Center)

CIS is supported by United Way of Grinnell, Jasper, Mahaska and Marion Counties. 
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Non-Emergency Number - 641-673-0336 
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