talk about it

​Have one-on-one conversations about which of our values contribute to sexual violence and which values prevent it.

 

We can talk about:

 

 

 

  • How sexual violence affects our community.

 

   Some people believe that sexual violence does not happen in their community, or that it only impacts the individuals involved. Sexual violence has been described as a silent epidemic; there is a disparity in the number of sexual assaults reported and the number of sexual assaults that occur leading people to believe sexual violence is not a problem in their community.  The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) determines that sexual violence is a widespread problem in our country and in our state.  

    Sexual violence impacts more than the survivor; it tears at the fabric of community well-being.  With the knowledge that sexual violence oftentimes is not reported, consider that some of your neighbors, friends or family members may be coping with sexual violence at this moment. Think about how we can make our communities an accepting environment for survivors and a safe home that will not tolerate sexual violence is any way.  Check out the NISVS 2014 Fact Sheet here

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Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

PO Box 236 |710 Garfield Street, Suite 218 |Laramie, WY 82073 

​Tel: 307-755-5481 | Fax: 307-755-5482 | Toll Free: 1-844-264-8080   

E-Mail: info@wyomingdvsa.org​ | Website: wyomingdvsa.org

 

These products were supported by Grant No. 1 NUF2CE002493-01-00 awarded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The content of the Be The Solution campaign is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.