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Baltimore, MD 21201

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Baltimore, MD 21237

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Sexual Assault • Prevention 101

Sexual Assault is a major problem in our society. 1 in 6 women report being victims of rape or attempted rape and only 40% of assaults are ever reported to the police.* Recent research suggests that most rapists, even date or acquaintance rapists are serial rapists. To prevent violence against women, everyone needs to get involved. Here are some tips on how to not only protect yourself; but how to get involved and end this problem for good!

Use the buddy system—never leave a friend behind!

Assert your boundaries—If someone is being disrespectful or invading your personal space (for example, by dancing too close) get away from them

Take a self-defense class—this can build confidence and help you stand up for yourself

Get your own drink—never accept a drink that is opened or that you did not see poured

If you feel in danger make a scene, yell, scream, let others know someone is bothering you

Trust your instincts! If a situation feels uncomfortable, take your friends and leave

Build Healthy Relationships
Get involved in relationships with people who respect your limits and boundaries. Avoid people who demand all of your attention or attempt to isolate you from friends and family.

Support Survivors
If someone tells you they have been assaulted, don’t question them or ask why they got themselves into that situation.Believe them and refer them to places like TurnAround where they can get help.

Don’t Joke About It
Sexual assault is a serious thing.  Don’t tolerate friends who joke about it or who perpetuate myths and blame victims.  Tell friends you don’t appreciate sexist, racist, or homophobic jokes.

Get Involved!
Volunteer at your local rape crisis center or see what groups at your school address this issue. Get involved in the women’s ministry at your church or go see a charity production of The Vagina Monologues.  Call TurnAround for more information on how to get involved in preventing sexual assault!

*National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005 Bureau of Statistics, US Department of Justice

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