What You Can Do To Make A Difference

You can do something about sexual and relationship violence.

From helping a friend to changing legislation, you have the power to do what it takes to alleviate the devastating effects of trauma and inspire proactive solutions in prevention.

Many people come to realize the importance of getting involved to make a difference because of a personal experience with sexual assault or an abusive relationship. Survivors who are ready to work at making a difference can be incredible agents of change by helping others or teaching people and systems about what victims experience and need.

A lot of women and men who get involved do something simply because they are aware of the problem and can't stand to see it go on anymore. Either they have known someone who is a survivor or want to change the culture that tolerates some men's violence against women.

For everyone, the question is, what will you do to end violence?

Sexual violence should not have to be accepted as a part of life. A society free of gender violence is not an easy goal but if we work at it, that goal will become reality.

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