BE THE ONE TO STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE


Everyone plays an active role in preventing sexual violence.
Together, we can make a change.

What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence is a sexual act committed against someone without freely given consent. It’s not just about sex, and it’s not just about rape or sexual assault. It includes subtler abuse: unwanted touching and sexual harassment for example. It’s about physical abuse, yes, but it’s also about control. Making someone feel uncomfortable or threatened. Humiliated. Intimidated. Owned. Sexual violence is about power.

>

Be the one mission

Be The One Ohio is a public awareness campaign focused on preventing sexual violence and relationship violence in Ohio. Preventing sexual violence is possible.

>

BE THE ONE TO ACT. PREVENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Prevention means stopping sexual violence before it begins. Preventing sexual violence begins with you. It happens every day to people we care about. And it’s serious. You can help stop it if you know what to look for and what to do.


BE AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER.

Intervene when you see or hear sexual violence. That means stopping bullying or harassment when you see it, and not participating in text message or online chats that demean or make fun of someone else.

NOTICE THE WARNING SIGNS
>
Recognize actions or patterns of behaviors that hint at sexual violence or other intimate partner violence.
Recognize the Problem
>
Ask yourself: “If I don’t act, could the situation get worse?”
Choose the Right Response
>
How can I safely intervene? Be direct. Distract and redirect focus. Delegate. Delay by checking in with the person affected.
Choose to Act
>
Think: “If it was my friend or family member, would I want someone to act?”
Act
>
Act on the plan you developed.

STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE BEFORE IT BEGINS. BUILD HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.

Understanding what makes up healthy relationships, with friends, partners, peers and adults, is important to preventing sexual violence from happening in the first place.

A healthy relationship is based on mutual respect, compromise and communication. It allows for partners to talk openly about their feelings and thoughts, supporting each other’s happiness. Partners listen to each other, respecting each other’s thoughts, feelings, decisions, privacy and boundaries.

Follow & Continue the Conversation. facebook twitter YouTube Instagram

Learn More