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
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/
Harvard University Panel on Sexual Assault on College Campuses
This forum, moderated by Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor for the Office on Violence Against Women, examined the prevalence, nature, and reporting of various types of sexual assault experienced by university students, including those perpetrated by "undetected" rapists, and discussed evidence-based prevention strategies. http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/xchat-transcript.html?chid=281
Understanding Sexual Violence Fact Sheet
A 2 page fact sheet about sexual violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (PDF: 203KB, 2 pages) http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/SV_Factsheet-a.pdf
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.
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/
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
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.
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/
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/
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.
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
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!
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 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
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/
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.
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.
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.
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
The Role of Alcohol, College of William and Mary
If someone chooses to drink alcohol, that choice never equates to "asking" to get hurt. It is an offender who chooses to take advantage of another person's level of intoxication to commit an assault.
Resources for Colleges and Universities, PreventConnect Wiki
Includes: curricula, articles, highlighted programs,syllibi on violence prevention,and sample college sexual assault websites and policies. Be sure to scroll all the way down! http://wiki.preventconnect.org/Curricula+for+College+and+University
Transforming a Rape Culture
A groundbreaking collection of diverse voices tackling a wide range of important issues, this book is a much-needed step toward eliminating the sources of rape and rape culture. http://milkweed.org/shop/product/156/transforming-a-rape-culture/
PreventConnect welcomes you to this set of free courses and trainings, designed to grow and support a national community of practice for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence. http://learn.preventconnect.org/
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/
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