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     Students are the driving force behind issues that affect them on campus--and sexual violence affects everyone. Below are tools other students use successfully on their campuses to make prevention a reality and to tackle the root of the problem.

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History of the Movement Against Gender-Based Violence

  • Films for a Feminist Classroom  FFC, hosted by the Rutgers University, is an online, open-access journal, publishes film reviews that provide a critical assessment of the value of films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom. http://www.signs.rutgers.edu/ffc_home.html
    Tags: Curricula  Theory  Media 
  • Violence against Women: Classic Papers  Citing many of the classic, groundbreaking pieces that have shaped the field of violence against women, these reflections are empowering. http://www.mincava.umn.edu/classics/
    Tags: Research  Theory 

Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Masculinity and Gender

  • Beyond Tough Guise  Group in Winona, MN formed to encourage community members to live the BTG characteristics, creating a sense of purpose and optimism as the foundation for a positive vision of masculinity. http://www.beyondtoughguise.org/index.html
  • Men Can Stop Rape  Mission: To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women. The website has posters available to order featuring the "Where Do You Stand?" campaign. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
    Tags: Masculinity 
  • Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)  The MVP Model is a gender violence, bullying, and school violence prevention approach that encourages young men and women to take on leadership roles in their schools. http://www.jacksonkatz.com/mvp.html
  • Minnesota Men's Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence (MNMAN)  MNMAN specializes in the development of innovative strategies that engage men, in partnership with women, to reshape the social environments which contribute to endemic levels of sexual and domestic violence. http://www.menaspeacemakers.org/programs/mnman
  • She Fears You: Teaching College Men to End Rape (PDF:17pages/140KB)  College men can understand that they too are harmed by men's violence against women and can be motivated to examine their own socialization and behaviors and join with women. http://www.vawnet.org/summary.php?doc_id=3255&find_type=web_sum_GC
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes  Our mission is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about the causes of sexualized violence. http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/
  • White Ribbon Campaign: Engaging Men and Boys to Reduce and Prevent Gender-Based Violence  The world's largest effort of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, addresses root causes, socialization, power, masculinities, and inequality. http://www.whiteribbon.ca/

Student Activist Groups and Projects

  • Athletes for Sexual Responsibility  College athletes struggle with a number of sexuality issues. The University of Maine is using athlete peer educators as role models for appropriate social and sexual behavior. http://www.umaine.edu/athletesforsexualresponsibility/
    Tags: Curricula  Athletes 
  • Campus Men of Strength  Men Can Stop Rape's Campus Men of Strength Clubs are the nation's most comprehensive strategy to engage college and university men in preventing violence against women. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/The-Campus-Men-of-Strength-Club/
  • College Feminists Connect!  An intern and student led program of the Minnesota Women's Consortium that connects women's resource centers, campus feminist groups, and individual college feminists across Minnesota. http://www.collegefeministsconnect.org/
    Tags: Coalition  Theory  Gender 
  • Green Dot Bystander Intervention Strategy  The Green Dot strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model. Bring it to your campus! http://www.livethegreendot.com
  • Men Against Sexual Assault and Rape (MASAR)  MASAR of Haverford believes that men can stop rape, but that before that goal can be achieved, we must educate ourselves and our friends about what we as individuals can do. http://www.students.haverford.edu/masar/front.htm
  • Men United Against Sexual Assault  We are an organization of men and women on the campus of the U of Wisconsin, La Crosse that educates others and ourselves about the root causes and social norms surrounding sexual assault. http://www.uwlax.edu/muasa/
  • Minnesota College Student Health Survey  The College Student Health Survey was designed by Boynton Health Service to give postsecondary institutions a comprehensive look at the health of their students. Includes sexual and domestic violence data. http://www.bhs.umn.edu/surveys/index.htm
    Tags: Research  Reporting  Campus  
  • Minnesota Men's Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence (MNMAN)  MNMAN specializes in the development of innovative strategies that engage men, in partnership with women, to reshape the social environments which contribute to endemic levels of sexual and domestic violence. http://www.menaspeacemakers.org/programs/mnman
  • National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)  NOMAS is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, and anti-racist. http://nomas.org/chapters
  • PAVE: Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment  A multi-chapter nonprofit organization that uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual violence through targeted social, educational and legislative tactics. Start a chapter at your campus! http://pavingtheway.net/wordpress/
  • SCREAM Theater  A peer educational, interactive theater program that educates groups and initiates dialogue about issues of interpersonal violence. http://sexualassault.rutgers.edu/scream.htm
    Tags: Art and Theater 
  • Safe Campus, Strong Voices  A national initiative for Campus Safety Awareness Month in September to raise awareness and increase advocacy on the issue of college sexual violence and the vast amount of under-reported cases as well as the injustices that many survivors face. http://www.wix.com/ange33/scsv
  • Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER)  SAFER empowers students to hold their universities accountable for having strong campus sexual assault policies and programming. Join to access resources. http://safercampus.org/home
  • The B.E.S.T. (Be Equal, Safe, and Trustworthy) Model: Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence with Parties Women Love  This primary prevention model engages students, staff, and faculty in shaping one of the single most dangerous social environments on campus through party policy and practice changes that make it safe to have fun. http://menaspeacemakers.org/best-party-model/
  • The Men's Story Project  MSP is a public performance and community dialogue project that explores social ideas about masculinity and manhood, employing the arts for community-strengthening and social change. http://www.mensstoryproject.org/index.html

Social Media and Messaging

  • Know Your Power  This social marketing campaign was developed by university team. What distinguishes it is the extensive evaluation that has been done to assess the effectiveness of the campaign. http://www.know-your-power.org/
  • Media campaign: Drinking is not a crime . . . rape is.  From Scotland, this joint initiative aims to promote the clear message that sex without consent is rape, no matter what the circumstances. http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/news/drinking-is-not-a-crime-rape-is/
  • The Clothesline Project  The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been killed. http://www.clotheslineproject.org/
  • The Consensual Project  Brings students a fresh understanding of consent. The innovative curriculum, workshops, and website empower young people to incorporate consent into their daily lives. http://www.theconsensualproject.com/
  • This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me  Rape Crisis Scotland confronts rape myths in a very direct way, and invites members of the public to join us in putting an end to blaming women for rape. http://www.thisisnotaninvitationtorapeme.co.uk/the-campaign/
  • Where Do You Stand?  Men Can Stop Rape reveals a new bystander intervention campaign for college men, seeing men as vital allies in preventing sexism and sexual assault. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/Strength-Media-Portfolio/
  • Yes means Yes!  Through this blog and anthology, we try to move beyond 'no means no' to connect the dots on some of the ways rape is allowed and encouraged to function. http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/

Cultural, Ethnic, Racial, Refugee, and Immigrant Specific Resources

  • CLUES (Communidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)  (TC Metro) CLUES' Sexual Assault Program provides a safe and confidential environment in which you can get support and assistance in English and Spanish. 24/7 Hotline: 612-746-3537 http://www.clues.org/mental-health-services.aspx
  • Confederation of Somali Community in MN  To strengthen the capacity of Somalis in Minnesota to become contributing members of society while preserving their culture. The Women's Center is dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of Somalis. http://csc-mn.org/
  • Division of Indian Work  The Division of Indian Work (DIW) serves the social needs of urban American Indians while honoring cultural tradition through nonviolence and capacity development. http://diw.gmcc.org/index.php
  • Hmong Women Achieving Together  The mission of Hnub Tshiab is to be a catalyst for lasting cultural, institutional, and social change to improve the lives of Hmong women. http://www.hmongwomenachieve.org/
  • Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA  Sexual violence against Indigenous women in the USA is widespread; they are over 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the USA. http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/women-s-rights/violence-against-women/maze-of-injustice
  • Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition  Through unity we will strengthen our voices and build resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children. http://miwsac.org/
  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center  Phyllis Wheatley Community Center provides comprehensive quality programs in family and individual support for the diverse Greater Minneapolis community. http://www.pwccenter.org/programs/strong-families/
  • Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) Study  A national sample of 2,000 adult Latino women determined the prevalence of sexual victimization and victims' formal and informal help-seeking responses. https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=252478
  • Sexual Violence in Communities of Color Fact Sheet (PDF:4pages/291KB)  From the Women of Color Network. Not specific to campuses. http://womenofcolornetwork.org/docs/factsheets/fs_sexual-violence.pdf
  • Sexual Violence in the Lives of Black Women (PDF:11PAGES/270KB)  It is imperative that our research, treatment, and intervention efforts meet the needs of women of color who have survived sexual violence. http://new.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_SVAAWomen.pdf

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  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center Blogs  NSVRC staff blog about ending sexual violence. http://nsvrc.org/blogs
    Tags: Media 
  • Sexual Violence Center Blog  The Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis has created this space to have open discussions about sexual violence and related issues. http://sexualviolencecenter.wordpress.com/
    Tags: Media 

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