RALIANCE firmly believes sport is part of the solution to ending sexual violence in one generation—and so does the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, who helped a network of 30,000 soccer coaches across the U.S. better understand sexual violence and prevention and have access to solutions for their teams.
“We are not interested in serving problems any more; rather, we need to solve the systemic problem of sexual violence by convening all of the stakeholders that both contribute to perpetuating this epidemic and to ending it.”
“One of the best things schools can do to help prevent child sexual abuse is to talk about it.”
We cannot forget the revelations that #MeToo has taught us, and we must channel these lessons to enact culture changes in behavior and attitudes that will ultimately prevent sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse from occurring in the first place.
“This cycle of sexual assault must end. We must do the work. We must evolve. We must be well.”
RALIANCE teamed up with the Berkeley Media Studies Group to release a new report to guide individuals on how to talk about prevention. Here are some key takeaways on messaging and getting the conversation started.
RALIANCE has supported 52 projects in the last three years with $2.3 million in grants that have furthered prevention in communities across the country—and we’ve opened another round of funding with a deadline closing soon.