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Creating Communities Free of Sexual Violence. MACURH 2010 November 6, 2010. Commonalities…. Introductions Definitions Sexual Violence Sexual Assault, Rape, Stalking, Partner Violence Victim Perpetrator Bystander Community. Important to know….

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Creating communities free of sexual violence

Creating Communities Free of Sexual Violence

MACURH 2010

November 6, 2010


Commonalities

Commonalities…

  • Introductions

  • Definitions

    • Sexual Violence

      • Sexual Assault, Rape, Stalking, Partner Violence

    • Victim

    • Perpetrator

    • Bystander

    • Community


Important to know

Important to know…

  • I do not have all the answers…but know a lot of information

  • We are not here to blame this issue on men…it is not their fault!

  • Sexual violence is not just a woman’s issue…it is a societal/cultural/social justice issue

  • Men and women need to work together as partners to combat this issue


Important to know1

Important to know…

  • Alcohol (or other drugs) are almost always a factor in assaults that occur on a college campus

  • In this presentation, we will primarily talk about perpetrators being men, with the caveat in place that we acknowledge men are victims of this crime.

  • Sexual violence is more often than not perpetrated by someone known to the victim in a location familiar to the perpetrator or victim


Think about this

Think about this…

  • Research conducted by Dr. David Lisak(2002)

    • 1,882 men with average age of 28

      • Employed, attending college (part time)

      • Representative of the diverse American culture

    • 120 men committed 483 rapes of women

      • 44 men committed a single act of rape

      • 76 men committed 439 rapes (average of 6/individual)


Sexual violence stats

Sexual Violence Stats

National College Student Stats

  • 1 out of 6 college women have been raped or have been the victim of an attempted rape during the past year.

    (Weitzman, E., DeJong, W., and Finn, P. Alcohol and Acquaintance Rape: Strategies to Protect Yourself and Each Other. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention. U.S. Department of Education, 1999.)


Sexual violence stats1

Sexual Violence Stats

National College Student Stats

  • 84% of men whose actions matched the legal definition of rape, said that what they did was definitely not rape.

    (Koss, M.P. 1998. Hidden Rape: Incident, Prevalence, and Descriptive Characteristics of Sexual Aggression and Victimization in a National Sample of College Students. Rape and Sexual Assault, Vol. II. edited by A.W. Burgess. New York: Garland Publishing Company.)


Sexual violence stats2

Sexual Violence Stats

National College Student Stats

  • Only 12% of undergraduate women whose experiences fit the definition of rape, identified themselves as rape victims.

    (Schwartz, M., Leggett, M. Bad Dates or Emotional Trauma- the Aftermath of Campus Sexual Assault. Violence Against Women, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1999.)


Sexual violence stats3

Sexual Violence Stats

National College Student Stats

  • 1 out of 15 male students raped or attempted to rape a woman during the past year.

    (Weitzman, E., DeJong, W., and Finn, P. Alcohol and Acquaintance Rape: Strategies to Protect Yourself and Each Other. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention. U.S. Department of Education, 1999.)


Sexual violence stats4

Sexual Violence Stats

National College Student Stats

  • Only 5% of undergraduate women reported their sexual assault to police.

    (Schwartz, M., Leggett, M. Bad Dates or Emotional Trauma- the Aftermath of Campus Sexual Assault. Violence Against Women, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1999.)


Community prevention

Community Prevention

  • Sex Offenders

    • Cannot reach (jail)

  • Facilitators

    • Offenders discuss crimes

    • Laugh at jokes

    • Don’t stop offenders

  • Bystanders****

    • Know less than facilitators

    • Have some knowledge

    • Don’t commit to action


How do you create a community that is free of sexual violence

How do youcreate a community that is free of sexual violence?

  • Educate, Conversations, Confront

  • What are your thoughts?


Helpful questions

Helpful Questions…

  • Help me understand why you talk about men/women that way?

  • I noticed you…why?

  • Relationship conversations…

  • I don’t appreciate the way you talk to me…please stop.

  • I don’t appreciate the way you are talking about my friend…

  • Please reconsider the way you talk about victims…they don’t ask to be victims

  • Tell me what you don’t find true about this poster…


Www onestudent org

www.onestudent.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LanPTjLlMt4

Be the ONE to create change in your community.


Questions

Questions?

Thank you for your time!

Enjoy the rest of the conference!


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