Sexual Violence Intervention Alliance

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Sexual Assault Prevention Week

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Direct vs. Indirect Intervention

Ally Intervention can be direct or indirect. If you feel unsafe intervening directly, call the police. Direct Intervention tactics: State your objections. Take a firm stand. ("She said 'No.'") Drive an intoxicated person home. Interrupt or create a distraction. (Knock on the door until someone answers.) Talk to the person directly. Speak the truth…

“You took away my privacy, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.” #BreakTheSilence

5 Million People Read This Sexual Assault Survivor's Letter. You Should, Too. Post Author: Katie Ashbaugh, Chicago, IL “Your Honor, if it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly,” the young woman’s statement begins. “You don’t know me, but you’ve…