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Take a look at how prevention campaigns are making a difference everywhere.

Evidence Based Prevention Programs:

  • Green Dot – Green Dot is a training program that focuses on prevention through bystander intervention and awareness.
  • Bringing in the Bystander – Teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where an incident may be occurring or where there may be risk.
  • InterACT Sexual Assault Prevention Program – Provides sexual assault intervention programs for universities, juvenile detention facilities, drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, etc. by presenting realistic scenes about domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Men Can Stop Rape – An international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. MCSR provides agencies, schools, and organizations with direct services for youth, public service messaging, and leadership training. This site offers a guide called “Where Do You Stand?,” which is a comprehensive bystander intervention approach that teaches college men how to positively change the cultural dynamics of a campus.
  • Step Up! Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention – A pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. This site includes scenarios, questions, definitions and considerations, action steps and resources.
  • Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) – A peer education/leadership training program that motivates student athletes and student leaders to play a central role in preventing violence against women. The MVP program views student athletes and student leaders not as potential perpetrator or victims, but as empowered bystanders.
  • Safe Dates Prevention Program – Safe Dates is the only evidence-based curriculum that prevents dating abuse: a factor often linked to alcohol and other drug use.

Promising Practices:

  • Futures Without Violence – Advances the health and well-being of women and girls to build stronger communities.
  • Hollaback I’ve got your back! – A movement to end harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. Supporters work together to better understand harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.
  • Prevent Connect – A national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence through social media, educational podcasts, e-learning units, web conferences, etc.
  • The Red Flag Campaign – Addresses sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship.
  • Response-Ability – This movement empowers people to intervene in problem situations and be an everyday hero.
  • Scream (Students Challenging Realities and Educating about Myths) – A peer education improvisational theater group. They use interactive, educational skits to educate audiences on issues of interpersonal violence, specifically on sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and bullying.
  • White Ribbon Campaign – Positively engages men, young men and boys through relevant educational programming that challenges language and behaviors, as well as harmful ideas of manhood that lead to violence against women.
  • NO MORE – Unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • It’s On Us – An awareness campaign launched by the White House to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Love is Respect – An awareness and prevention campaign that empowers young people to recognize unhealthy relationships and develop healthy boundaries.

Download the apps

  1. Hollaback! 2012 – This is a free iPhone and Droid app that has a resources section, where you can learn more about how to respond to harassment and be a better bystander.
  2. The Line Campaign. 2012 Circle of 6 – The Circle of 6 app won the White House Apps Against Abuse Challenge for 2011. Using a pre-programmed list of six close contacts and an icon system to call for help, assistance, and advice, this app offers a discreet way of reaching out for bystander assistance.

 

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