So… What Can We Do?
Preventing violence might sound incredibly hard and scary, but it CAN be prevented with help from the whole community!
1. Advocacy and Outreach
Advocacy gains public support while outreach gains involvement of community members.
Ways to get involved: volunteering, donating (financially or material goods), spreading awareness to issues, joining organizations, becoming an active member in your community
2. Risk reduction
Risk reduction reduces the chance of violence happening and lowers the severity of violence.
Tips: Travel in groups, increased lighting, security, avoiding drugs/alcohol, systems to safely report
3. Prevention Education
Prevention Education focuses on addressing the root causes of interpersonal violence, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Opportunity: Having educational classes for youth about healthy relationship skills such as how to ask for consent, what boundaries are, how to regulate emotions, etc.