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Calls to Action

      

  • Regard your own actions and behaviors honestly and objectively.

  • Speak out against all forms of violence.

  • Respect and embrace diversity.

  • Believe in equality.

  • Be aware of how violence is portrayed in the media.

  • Speak out against the media's portrayal of violence.

  • Understand the issues involved in sexual assault.

  • Help others understand the issues involved in sexual assault

  • Realize and accept that abuse of any kind is everyone's issue.

  • Understand what consent means.

  • Practice how to ask for consent.

  • Know your own sexual boundaries and when you would want to give consent.

  • Use alcohol moderately.

  • Encourage others to use alcohol moderately.

  • Understand your sexuality.

  • Work towards being sexually healthy

  • Talk openly and honestly about sex and relationships, including boundaries and expectations.

  • Confront others about attitudes and behaviors that treat people as sexual objects and do not treat men and women as equals.

  • Always ask for your partner's consent if you are seeking to engage in a sexual activity.

  • Know your own sexual boundaries and respect others' boundaries.

  • Treat others as your equals with respect and consideration.

  • Understand that  all forms of violence, including sexual violence affects us all. 

  • Know that most sex offenders aren't strangers.

  • Be non-judgmental.

  • Be strong.

  • Think about the jokes you tell, the jokes you laugh at, the stories you find amusing, the music you listen to....do any of them involve denigrating people based on gender or sexuality?

  • Confront others who tell jokes, laugh at jokes, tell stories, laugh at stories, listen to music that denigrates or makes fun of people in a sexual manner.

  • Call for help or intervene in another way if you witness an act of violence.

  • Confront harassment of any kind.

  • Engage others in discussion about physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

  • Respect different lifestyles.

  • Be empathetic.

  • Engage others in discussions about sexual violence.

  • Challenge ASSUMPTIONS AND STEREOTYPES ...

  • Empower...

  • Advocate...

  • Find your  voice.

  • Open your mind.....Open your eyes..... Open your heart.