We’ll be hosting events and trainings all month long to celebrate and commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click the link below to join a training or event! Come ready to learn about ending sexual violence and what you can do to support survivors.VIEW EVENTS
This month we’re taking time to celebrate our allies who have fought tirelessly side-by-side us, working to end sexual violence in their communities. Thank you to Marc Pelka, Melinda Johnson and Lindsey Jones for joining us, and for taking the time to speak on behalf of survivors and the great organizations they each represent. Thank you to Office of Governor Ned Lamont for recognizing the need to continue concentrated efforts in responding to sexual violence. We are eternally grateful for your dedication.
Words, writing, poetry…can all offer healing. Nanee Sajeev, The Alliance’s Justice-involved Advocacy Coordinator, and a writer herself, has compiled the following collection of poetry to provide community and healing for survivors of sexual violence. Click the link below to start reading!Read Poetry
2. Reach out to the survivors you know to check in, offer support, and send love.
3. Reach out safely to those you think are vulnerable to abuse to offer distractions, food, access to technology or support.
4. Take the opportunity to teach your children about consent while you’re home together. Some easy tips for any age can be found here.
5. Become a critical consumer of media while you’re getting in extra screen time. The next time you see sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism or any of the other bias that allow sexual violence to thrive in our society, stop and have a conversation about it.
6. Commit yourself to helping to prevent sexual violence when life returns to “normal.” As we witness global community-based prevention efforts in response to a pandemic, get inspired by the possibilities of preventing sexual violence through shared responsibility and community accountability.
This month, we’re calling out various forms of sexual violence and drawing attention to how it seeps into our everyday lives. Whether it’s sexual violence we see in media, in the workplace or at home, its pervasive nature builds an oppressive culture that damages and stigmatizes.
All survivors of sexual violence – of any and all forms – are valid. We see you and stand with you.
Use the guide below as an interactive educational tool. Click any image below to get started.