Sexual Assault Prevention

Millions of people worldwide experience sexual violence; it is a reality for women in particular. However, while the research shows that most sexual violence survivors are female and the perpetrators are male, it does not mean that males are not victims of sexual assault. Sexual assault against men and boys is widespread and grossly underreported.

 

Sexual violence is significantly under-reported, which explains why accurate numbers of the prevalence are not available. These inaccurate numbers make addressing sexual violence more complex and harder; there are no concrete statistics to point to - even studies differ.

 

Proper and accurate global statistics of sexual violence prevalence are limited. However, population-based studies of abuse and its prevalence show that up to 46% of women report having experienced sexual violence by a partner or ex-partner. In addition, sexual violence survivors most often know their attackers. 

Sexual Violence

Many times, sexual violence experiences are compared to domestic violence experiences. The two are often thought of as the same type of experience when, in fact, they are two different experiences. The survivor of sexual violence will need other services than that of the survivor of domestic violence, and the tailoring of response is integral to the survivors' healing.

 

Sexual violence is rooted in oppression, and in this way, it shares roots with partner violence and stalking. Oppression shapes what type of violence is experienced by a survivor, and many times, the pressure is manifested in different ways such as sexism, rape culture, homophobia, etc. At IA., we know that all survivors benefit when the differences are acknowledged and addressed. We use this understanding to create IPB training that focuses on survivors of each experience holistically and individually to ensure that they know they are seen, heard, and supported. 

How Interactive Performance Base (IPB) Training is Done

  • Introduce audiences to realistic behaviors associated with prevention and sexual assault

  • Trigger self-assessments amongst audiences

  • Evoke emotion

  • Provide prevention, support and healing techniques

  • Bring awareness to behaviors that contribute to a sexually abusive culture

  • Change the cultural perceptions surrounding victims of sexual assault with an understanding of the impact intervention plays eliminating such events

  • Identify barriers of reporting

  • Audience members have practiced the selection and execution of bystander intervention techniques

  • Provided a safe encouraging environment, the audience member can now imagine change and has practiced that change 

 "NO WORDS" Interactive Performance Based Training

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