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Get Involved

Get Involved

You don’t have to do everything, but everyone needs to do something.

There are many ways to take a stand against sexual violence. Here are just a few:

Be a Responsible Community Member

  • When you see a situation happening that you are uncomfortable with, chances are you are not alone. Find a safe way to step in, and ask for help in doing this.
  • Acknowledge your role and responsibility in making this campus as safe as possible.
  • Be aware of the resources available and offer non-judgmental support.

Speak Out

  • Be assertive; interrupt language, jokes and conversations that are sexist and oppressive.
  • Talk openly about the problem of violence. Help break the silence.
  • Invite a speaker to your community group, workplace, student organization, etc. to talk about violence.
  • Recognize and challenge misconceptions and hurtful stereotypes about violence.
  • Support other people's efforts to speak out.
  • Recognize the role society and social images play in perpetuating violence.
  • Send your written objection to advertisers and store owners who sexually objectify women and children; boycott their products.
  • Contact radio stations and local newspapers and encourage them to provide sensitive information and responsible coverage of sexual assault and intimate partner violence issues. Support them when they do.
  • Support responsible and accurate education efforts within your community.
  • Know your legislators' voting records on pertinent issues.
  • Vote to support legislators who are working to improve laws about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and women's position in society.
  • Be aware of pending legislation concerning sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Express your opinions to your legislators.

Raise Your Concerns in Your Community

  • Recognize the role society and social images play in perpetuating violence.
  • Send your written objection to advertisers and store owners who sexually objectify women and children; boycott their products.
  • Contact radio stations and local newspapers and encourage them to provide sensitive information and responsible coverage of sexual assault and intimate partner violence issues. Support them when they do.
  • Support responsible and accurate education efforts within your community.

Take Political Action

  • Know your legislators' voting records on pertinent issues.
  • Vote to support legislators who are working to improve laws about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and women's position in society.
  • Be aware of pending legislation concerning sexual assault.