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Bystander Intervention

Bars Are Learning How To Stop Sexual Assault, And The NFL Is Helping

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports

Bartenders were quick to stop a lecherous man’s advances on a woman sitting alone in a bar at ChurchKey in Washington, D.C., last week. She seemed ...

I Will Always Be A Survivor. It's A Life Sentence

Anna Breslin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Women
Anna Breslin

I have lost count of the many public outrages over sexual assaults I have seen since I was sentenced to be a survivor over 35 years ago.

If Not For 2 Strangers, Brock Turner May Have Never Been Arrested

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Brock Turner was convicted in March of three felony sex abuse charges for assaulting an unconscious woman on Stanford University's campus, and last we...

This Is Why Every College Is Talking About Bystander Intervention

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women

When it comes to one of the nation's most widely-used college sexual assault prevention programs, Greg Liautaud lives its teachings, literally. A juni...

LaGrange College Athletes were Cool.

Elaine Williams | Posted 10.13.2016 | College
Elaine Williams

I guess what I keep learning over and over, is that when I am authentic, vulnerable, and coming from the place of trying to make a difference, then the audiences will come along with me for the ride.

Preventing Campus Sexual Assault -- The Challenges Ahead

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Suzanne B. Goldberg

Considering these factors and our cultural context together, it becomes clear that change will not come easily or quickly. Yet, with thoughtful, specialized outreach, we can and should find ways to reach students during this psychologically and emotionally tumultuous time of their adult lives.

How Dartmouth Is Getting Students To Help Prevent Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.23.2015 | College

A national survey on campus sexual assault found that most college students who witnessed risky or dangerous situations did nothing to intervene, but ...

We Know One Way To Stop Sexual Assault, But Students Aren't Doing It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.23.2015 | College

Out of 27 universities included in one the nation's largest surveys on campus sexual assault, a majority of students at just four schools said they in...

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

Is Televised Rape Muting The Reality?

Annie Grayer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Annie Grayer

Televised rape does not treat sexual assault with the due diligence that we expect of ourselves in real life. Since the prominence of rape cannot be ignored, does showing a misrepresented version of rape on television suggest that rape is just a part of our current culture that we must accept?

Ryan Grim

Here's How You Can Help Stop A Sexual Assault Before It Happens | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

Earlier this year, a woman named Jackie Fuchs reached out to The Huffington Post saying that she was ready to come forward with a secret she had lived...

Fathers Can Be Feminists Too

Beth Morrison | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Beth Morrison

Myself and others that I work with, now as well as in the past, are feminists. And feminism, in its simplest of definitions, is a belief in and practice of equality.

Tyler Kingkade

How Do You Stop Sexual Assault? This Graphic Novel Will Teach You | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.02.2015 | College

A class at Carnegie Mellon University has created an interactive graphic novel aimed at helping students better understand how to spot warning signs a...

The Role You Can Play in Preventing Sexual Assault

Scott Berkowitz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Scott Berkowitz

There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.

#WhoWillYouHelp PSA Empowers Bystanders To Help Prevent Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women

"When you do nothing, you're helping him. But when you do something, you help her." That's the key message in a new campaign from the Ontario gover...

Domestic Violence: Silence Is Its Greatest Ally

Kristen Lewis | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Domestic violence is a pervasive, complicated public health issue that requires an equally pervasive and multi-layered response.

What Is Bystander Intervention, Anyway?

us news | Briana Boyington | Posted 10.28.2014 | College

If your teen was at a party and saw someone making sexual advances toward a student who was drunk, would she intervene? What if someone made a rape...

Bystander Intervention and Double Standards of Sexual Assault During Hazing

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

Understanding the importance of bystander intervention and how to make a positive impact using it is a skill set that is needed in every school. These alleged incidents are proof that a conversation and education about bystander intervention is needed in every school and every home in our country.

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

Bystander Intervention: How You Can Prevent a Sexual Assault

Jacqueline Reilly | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Jacqueline Reilly

Being an empowered bystander is one way to begin to change the numbers. It could mean positively impacting the course of someone's life. Unfortunately, sexual assault and rape can and does happen. Fortunately, every individual has the capability to change the statistics if they just step in.

Street Harassment: Getting the Message

Anna Kegler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Anna Kegler

Just telling people that a behavior is wrong is not the same as giving them the tools to change it.

Stop Teaching Students That Sexual Assault Is a Potential Consequence of Drinking

Leah Berkenwald | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Leah Berkenwald

Too many believe that college girls drink because they are "down for sex" or that sexual assault accusations are fabricated because women regret having had drunk sex. Each campus must dispels those myths in order to achieve a community-wide understanding of sexual assault as it actually happens.

Where is the Decency 2012?

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

I recently experienced an indecent exposure incident, not near a construction site, but in another popular harassment site -- the subway.

Why Being In A Crowd Make Us Callous

Sam Sommers | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

When we understand how crowds can make us callous, we know too much to rest comfortably in our own inaction.

What Changes Will We Make After the Giffords Shooting?

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

There is change that follows most events like the assassinations in the 1960s, Watergate and 9/11. What are the appropriate changes following the shooting of a U.S. Congresswoman?