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Red Flag Campaign

Raising Awareness of Dating Violence on College Campuses

 

The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs ("red flags") for dating violence in a friend’s relationship. The campaign posters reflect racially and ethnically diverse models, and illustrate both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. 

 

Rape Myths

 

Myth: Rape is caused by lust or uncontrollable sexual urges and the need for sexual gratification.
Reality: Rape is an act of physical violence and domination that is not motivated by sexual gratification.


Myth: Sexual assault only concerns woman.
Reality: According to the recent rape crisis, both gay and straight men suffer from a 1 in 10 chance of being raped in their lifetime.


Myth: A woman or man cannot be raped by their partner.
Reality: Rape between partners is more common than rape by a stranger.


Myth: Most people report rape or sexual assault to the police.
Reality: Rape and sexual assault are two of the most under reported crimes. Estimates show that between 50–90% of rapes go unreported.

Actual Rape Statistics

 

1 in 4 women will be raped or suffer a rape attempt in their lifetime…


1 in 10 men will be raped or suffer a rape attempt in their lifetime…

 

84% or victims knew their attacker…


2 in 10 rapes take place in the victim’s home…


2 in 10 take place within a 5 mile radius of the victim’s home…


54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police


97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail

 

How to Help Victims of Rape…

Bystander Intervention

  • Notice the Incident
  • Interpret incident as emergency
  • Assume responsibility
  • Attempt to help the victim

Support Victims

  • Listen or get them a professional to listen to them
  • Don’t judge
  • Don’t blame; it want the victim’s fault
  • Support them; they are not alone

Intervention Tips

  • Approach everyone as a friend
  • Avoid using violence
  • Be honest and direct
  • Keep yourself safe
  • Recruit help if needed
  • Don’t be antagonistic