By David Lee on April 6, 2015 · tagged as , , ,

Focus on the root causes of sexual violence

Men are expected to be sexually aggressive to prove their manhood. Challenging gedner stereotypes prevents sexual violence.The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has developed a Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) toolkit.  The resources include social media messages that draw the connections between sexual violence and other societal problem including messages such as “Supporting immigrants prevents sexual violence,” “Modeling nonviolence prevents sexual violence,” and “Supporting economic justice prevents sexual violence.”Speak up when a women is being mistreated because of her gender. Challenging sexism prevents sexual violence.

The toolkit also includes material for it Bar/Club Project which is describes as

The goal of the project is to partner with bar/club owners and staff in creating awareness around the reality of sexual assault. TAASA’s Communications team created marketing collateral conducive to those environments to share with patrons during the month of April. Often times, the misconceptions about the role of alcohol, the perpetrator, and consent lie at the heart of victim blaming and rape culture. The collateral for the club/bar project can also be used at any local business that is willing to hold events or support the movement towards a Texas free of sexual violence.

Check out this resource that places prevention in the center of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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