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