Raising awareness on
Sexual violence is defined as sexual activity when consent is not obtained and is a profound issue that has a significant impact on lifelong health, wellbeing, and opportunity.
Sexual Violence Prevention
Bystander intervention is about preventing and de-escalating potentially violent incidents.
Bystander Intervention (CARE)
Create a distraction
Sexual Violence Statistics
Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies
- The CDC aims to prevent sexual violence by understanding and addressing the risk and protective factors at individual, relational, community, and societal levels. They created a resource, STOP SV, that includes evidence-based strategies to reduce the likelihood of engaging in sexual violence. The resource can impact various aspects such as individual behaviors, relationships, families, schools, communities, and society. Learn more here.
Campus Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)
- College and university administrators can use this resource to establish, improve, and manage coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs on campus to assist student victims of sexual assault. To learn more about the development and operational management of campus SART click here.
Defining Common Sexual Violence Terms
Sexual activity when consent is not obtained or freely given.
Human trafficking which involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of commercial sex act.
An agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity, and should be clearly and freely communicated.
A type of sexual violence defined as any attempted or completed unwanted vaginal, oral, or anal penetration through the use of physical force.