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10 Ways to Prevent Sexual Violence

Women and Families Center Sexual Assault Crisis Services
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1. Know that silence does not equal consent.
2. Donít blame rape victims for the violence perpetrated against them.

Take responsibility for your own sexuality; donít let it be defined by your partner, the media, or anyone else.

4. Do not use alcohol and/or drugs to get someone to have sex with you.
5. Do not participate in sexist behavior by objectifying or stereotyping women.
6. Teach everyone you know about the myths and realities of sexual violence.
7. Interrupt rape jokes.
8. Challenge images of violence against women in advertising, pornography, professional wrestling, and other forms of media.
9. Support women and men working to end sexual violence by volunteering your time, donating money, and/or lobbying legislators.
10. Recognize that sexual violence will not end until men become part of the solution.

Adapted with permission from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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