During April, there is a heightened awareness of the anti-sexual violence movement’s concerted efforts in preventing and responding to sexual violence by increasing survivor-centered legislation, advocacy/public health practices, and public safety protocols. College and university campuses are at the center of some of the most innovative and inspiring expressions of awareness, prevention and response in the global movement to end sexual violence. It is no coincidence then that the most recent campaign for action by Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER), the country’s only organization that works to end sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform sexual assault policies on college and university campuses, calls on students, alumni, parents, faculty, and administrators to transform their awareness into activism by pledging concrete action toward ending sexual violence on campus.
Students and their allies on campus (including alumni, parents, faculty, staff and administrators) can choose one or more action items that include:
- Participate in SAFER’s Campus Accountability Project
- Contribute to SAFER’s Tumblr with definitions of accountability and their chosen anti-sexual assault direct actions
- Take steps to launch a campaign to reform campus sexual assault policy!
How will you transform awareness into activism this Sexual Assault Activism Month? To learn more about SAFER’s vision and national projects, check out the following video.