Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact, ranging from sexist attitudes and actions to rape and murder. Sexual violence can include words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will. An offender might also use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.
There is a social context that surrounds sexual violence--social norms that promote violence, using power over others, unhealthy concepts about masculinity, the subjugation of women, and silence about violence and abuse contribute to the occurrence of sexual violence.
Oppression in all of its forms is among the root causes of sexual violence. Sexual violence is preventable through collaborations of community members at multiple levels of society: homes, neighborhoods, schools, faith settings, workplaces, and other settings. We all play a role in preventing sexual violence and establishing norms of respect, safety, equality, and helping others.
Visit https://www.nsvrc.org to find information if you are a survivor or how to support survivors.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and like many events across the nation, the Indian Child Welfare Child Abuse Prevention month kickoff is cancelled due to the pandemic. We are still hoping to spend the month of April spreading awareness about child abuse and we need your help. ICW will be moving our campaign online and we are asking you, our supporters to assist us. Please wear blue every Friday in April and take a picture of yourself, your kids, your pets or your co-workers wearing blue and holding one of the attached signs. Then send the pictures (if you wish) to ICW@astribe.com so we can post them and enter them in the Crimes Against Children’s National Conference in August 2021.
Thank you for your continued support.