Here’s How You Can Help Stop A Sexual Assault Before It Happens from the Huffington Post, 07/08/2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

One woman comes forward in an effort to rethink and change the conversation surrounding sexual assault.

Fuchs said “it was OK to speak out. Just as importantly, she had come to think of those who saw her being raped not as accidental accomplices in a horrific crime, but as victims themselves.”

“After becoming director of the University of Kentucky’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Center in 2005, Edwards began looking at public health and the role of the bystander as a way to reframe how we talk about rape prevention. The majority of her students were not rapists or victims, but they found themselves in situations where intervening could prevent an act of sexual violence or gender bullying. Her students didn’t need to feel guilty, Edwards realized. They needed tools on how to be better bystanders.”

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