What Can You Do?

What can you do to help end Sexual Violence?

  • Believe the victim.
  • Understand that a person neither asks for nor deserves to be raped, ever.
  • Don’t blame victim’s culture or race for the violence perpetrated against them.
  • Don’t make excuses for perpetrators.
  • Speak up when someone makes a comment that blames survivors.
  • Know that silence does not equal consent.
  • If you see something that makes you think someone is being assaulted, use your judgment to safely step in.
  • Teach your children, friends, parents and peers about the myths and realities of sexual violence.

Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.

— Indira Gandhi