Personal and Sexual Violence Prevention

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Abusive relationships can manifest in different ways. If you've seen or experienced any of the signs listed in the next steps, it is highly likely that you are in an abusive relationship, or one that will soon escalate into an abusive stage. It is as important to notice these things in a friend's relationship as in your own. Friends stepping in to help prevent an abusive relationship can sometimes be the only way the abused person can see the reality, and begin to find ways out.


Resources for Men

While individuals of both genders are perpetrators of sexual assault, the majority of those who commit sexual assaults are men. Even so, it is important to remember that the vast majority of men are not rapists.

There are many things men (and women) can do to help prevent sexual violence.

If you see someone in danger of being assaulted:

Be an ally:

If someone you know has been assaulted:

Changing the culture:
There are certain things in our culture that make sexual assault more possible. By speaking out and educating ourselves and others, we can help to decrease the number of sexual assaults.

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