The media--from newspapers to popular culture--create and influence the public's perception and awareness of many issues. Rape is no exception. Below are resources which explain media's impact on information and misinformation, as well as creative media projects that get people thinking outside of the normal storyline.Please read content disclaimer
- American Perceptions of Sexual Violence: A FrameWorks Research Report Public perceptions of sexual violence The report and flash presentation offered below examine both the expert discourse on sexual violence and how Americans talk and think about the topic.
- Reporter's Toolkit: Investigating Sexual Assault Cases on your Campus This toolkit from the Center for Public Integrity serves as an introductory guide on how to investigate the ways your school deals with sexual assault allegations.
- Indiana Campus Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Project INCSAPPP aids Indiana colleges and universities in the primary prevention of sexual violence through training, technical assistance, and coalition building.
- 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.
- 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.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center Blogs
NSVRC staff blog about ending sexual violence.
Sexual Violence Center Blog
The Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis has created this space to have open discussions about sexual violence and related issues.
- Covering Sexual Assault This one-hour free webinar explains how journalists should best investigate and report sexual assault stories.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Show Me Love Show Me Love! is a campaign to raise awareness about healthy relationships and provide resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. We celebrate fun, vibrant, healthy LGBTQ relationships.
- Start by Believing This is a public awareness campaign designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. When someone comes to you . . . what will your reaction be?
- Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice The Center for Public Integrity spent 12 months lifting the curtain on how colleges and universities respond to reports of sexual assault. What they found raises many concerns.
- 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.
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