101-Things-To-Prevent-Sexual-Assault

These are the 101-Things-to-Prevent-Sexual-Assault you can do!

  • Respect a person’s right to say “NO”…
  • Educate yourself on the issues…
  • Educate others on the issues…
  • Volunteer at your local rape crisis program…
  • Make a donation to your local rape crisis program…
  • Believe survivors…
  • Wear a teal ribbon throughout the month of April…
  • Contact your legislators and political leaders…
  • Know the statistics…
  • Trust your gut feeling…
  • Speak out against all forms of violence…
  • Respect and embrace diversity…
  • Avoid blaming the victim…
  • Believe in equality…
  • Be aware of how violence is portrayed in the media…
  • Speak out against the media’s portrayal of violence…
  • Advocate for more rape prevention education programs…
  • Admit that it does happen in your community…
  • Understand that sexual violence affects us all….
  • Participate in a Take Back the Night March…
  • Listen…
  • Stop yourself from putting a date rape drug into someone’s drink…
  • Stop others from slipping a date rape drug into someone’s drink….
  • Know that sexual violence is about power and control…
  • Teach kids how to stay safe…
  • Advocate for victim’s rights…
  • Know the laws…
  • Believe that a safer world is possible…
  • Attend events sponsored by your local rape crisis center…
  • Be alert and aware…
  • Avoid engaging in, supporting or encouraging sexual harassment…
  • Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month events…
  • Teach kids that violence is not the answer…
  • Teach kids about choices and consequences…
  • Put a sexual violence prevention bumper sticker on your car…
  • Start your own teal ribbon campaign…
  • Sponsor a fundraiser for your local rape crisis program…
  • Know that most sex offenders aren’t strangers…
  • Respect your partner or significant other…
  • Avoid making threats or using coercion and pressure as a way to get sex…
  • Be courageous…
  • Wear a sexual violence prevention t-shirt…
  • Visit the NCCASA website at www.nccasa.org…
  • Support RAINN sponsored concerts and events…
  • Avoid making assumptions…
  • Be non-judgmental…
  • Speak out against racist, sexist, or homophobic jokes…
  • Be strong…
  • Start an email campaign…
  • Become a member of NCCASA…
  • Know the resources available to victims in your community …
  • Advocate for more youth violence prevention programs…
  • Know that it can happen to ANYONE…
  • Write a letter to the editor of your paper…
  • Write an article for your school paper…
  • Distribute information on sexual violence…
  • Be safe and aware when on the Internet…
  • Join your school’s SAVE Club…
  • Start a SAVE Club at your school…
  • Get others to speak out against sexual assault…
  • Tell your parents what you know about sexual assault…
  • Visit your local rape crisis program…
  • Create a sexual assault bulletin board…
  • Stop your sexual advances if the other person says “NO”…
  • Encourage others to stop their sexual advances if the other person says “NO”…
  • Avoid buying music that glorifies sexual violence…
  • Urge your local radio stations to stop playing music that contains violent lyrics…
  • Applaud others who speak out against sexual violence…
  • Invite a speaker from your local rape crisis program to your school, place of worship, civic group meeting, etc….
  • Pledge to never commit or condone acts of sexual violence against women…
  • Wear a white ribbon throughout the month of April to support men speaking out against violence against women…
  • Stop yourself from taking advantage of someone who is passed out or incoherent…
  • Stop others from taking advantage of someone who is passed out or incoherent…
  • Call for help if you witness an act of violence…
  • Get help…
  • Respect the choices victims and survivors make to survive…
  • Respect different lifestyles…
  • Know that men can be raped…
  • Empathize…
  • Know that sexual violence can be a form of domestic violence…
  • Start a “Safe Date” pledge drive…
  • Know where your politicians stand on sexual violence…
  • Work toward eliminating oppression of all kinds…
  • Think globally and locally…
  • Open your mind…
  • Open your eyes…
  • Open your heart…
  • Engage others in discussions about sexual violence…
  • Challenge assumptions…
  • Break the silence…
  • Know the rights of victims…
  • Make public service announcements at your school about sexual assault…
  • Empower…
  • Advocate…
  • Be open to change…
  • Reach out…
  • Have compassion…
  • Know that you do have the power to make a difference…
  • Find your voice…

    After reading thru the list, how many of the 101-Things-To-Prevent-Sexual-Assault could you implement within the next week?

    LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

    Reprinted from NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault 183 Wind Chime Court, Ste. 100 , Raleigh, NC 27615


    Angie M. Tarighi has been teaching women’s self-defense for over 20+ years. She holds two black belts in Kempo & Combat Hapkido; is a certified Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Instructor; is a certified International Police Defensive Tactics Instructor; is a certified Workplace Violence Prevention Specialist; is a certified Kid-Safe Network Agent; is a certified Women-Safe Network Agent; is a Professional Speaker; and a Reiki Master.
    Return from 101-Things-to-Prevent-Sexual- Assault to Women's Self-Defense Institute Mind Body Spirit