When we look away from sexual violence we make it easier for the perpetrator to continue. Every choice we make and every action we take – no matter how small – has the power to make a difference.
Lack of consent turns sexual contact into an act of sexual violence. Someone under the influence of alcohol cannot consent because they are no longer aware of their actions. Consent matters. Only a sober ‘yes’ means yes.
As a bystander you have more than one option to safely take a stand. You can: