Take the Pledge

Pledge to End Sexual Violence Against Adults

 

Educating Myself

I will learn more about sexual assault and its impact on the community directly and indirectly. 

I will learn more about the effects on survivors and their support system.

I will learn about resources that are available so I can help point someone in the right direction.

I will learn about signs and myths of sexual violence in adults.

 

Taking Action

I will pay attention to my environment and will not minimize or ignore cries for help.

I will own my role as a bystander that I can intervene is some situations, but also know my limitations and need for help from others.

I will recognize the power of my voice to prevent sexual violence by hold people in my life accountable for their actions and comments.

I will support laws that focus on eliminating sexual violence, and support any efforts to educate the community about sexual violence.

I will support advocates that are working hard to end sexual violence and that are offering assistance to survivors.

 

Speaking Out

I will not entertain conversations, jokes or anything that trivializes sexual violence and sexual assault.

I will start and encourage conversations about this topic in my family, social groups, and community.

I will speak out against comments that blame the victim for what has happened to them or re-victimizes the victim in any way.

 

Supporting Survivors

I will treats survivors of sexual assault with respect and admiration. 

I will tell them that I believe them and ensure them that they are not alone.

I will be a support system for victims by being a listening ear and maintaining a confidential dialog between us.

I will not judge victims of abuse for their experience or how they choose to handle it.

I will empower victims to believe that their voice does count.

 

Sign the Pledge

Sign the pledge below to show your support in an effort to eliminate sexual and power based violence. I confirm my commitment with by signing this pledge.

 

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