10 Ways to Prevent Sexual Violence

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10 Ways to Prevent Sexual Violence

Learn how to stop sexual violence with these 10 steps.

  • Know that silence does not equal consent.
  • Don’t blame rape victims for the violence perpetrated against them.
  • Take responsibility for your own sexuality; don’t let it be defined by your partner, the media, or anyone else.
  • Do not use alcohol and/or drugs to get someone to have sex with you.
  • Do not participate in sexist behavior by objectifying or stereotyping women.
  • Teach everyone you know about the myths and realities of sexual violence.
  • Interrupt rape jokes.
  • Challenge images of violence against women in advertising, pornography, professional wrestling, and other forms of media.
  • Support women and men working to end sexual violence by volunteering your time, donating money, and/or lobbying legislators.
  • 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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Hotline for Sexual Assault Victims and Survivors

If you are a Sexual Assault victim or you know of someone who has been sexual assaulted, please contact us today. If you were sexually abused or assaulted in the past, it may still be affecting your life. It may still be helpful to talk about your feelings.

24-hour Crisis Hotline

Toll free: 1-888-999-5545 (English) and 1-888-568-8332 (En Espanol)

Women and Families Direct Hotline: 203-235-4444

TTY access during office hours (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5pm) after hours use CT Relay Service 7-1-1. 

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