Another name for sexual violence is 'gender-based violence.' That is because so often the targets are those who lack power because of their gender: women, children, and transgender people in particular are forced to deal with sexual violence. Understanding how gender functions in our society is important to breaking down the barriers to a world free of sexual violence.

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  • 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.
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  • Forge Forward  FORGE supports, educates and advocates for the rights and lives of transgender individuals across the gender spectrum, forging a movement that embraces and empowers our diverse complexities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If He is Raped: A Guidebook for Parents, Partners, Spouses, and Friends  Rape can happen to anyone, including males. Everyone needs to know what to do and what not to do if a loved one, friend, or even a male stranger tells you he has been raped.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bystanders In Action  A project of MN Men's Action Network, this program increases peer leadership focused on intervening in negative situations, with a special emphasis on how individuals can work together to shape the social environment to stop the harm before it starts. For more information, contact Ed Heisler at:
  • Game Plan: Preventing Sexual and Relationship Violence  A project of MN Men's Action Network, this program helps coaches and athletes learn how to use their status to create a safer and more respectful campus environment for women. Athletes serve as role models and facilitate activities in after school and summer school programming designed to tie prevention messages to athletics. For more information, contact Ed Heisler at:
  • Beyond Title IX  Provides guidance to colleges and universities on how best to create and promote a campus norm of interpersonal respect and non-violent relationships.


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