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The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a powerful display of T-shirts with messages and graphics that have been designed by/or made in honor of women and children who have experienced sexual or domestic violence or other abuses, a testimony to the issue of violence and the strength to survive.

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The Red Flag Campaign

Research indicates that in 1 in 5 college students experience dating violence. The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs "red flags" for sexual assault, dating violence or stalking in a friend’s or their own relationship.

The Campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and was created by college students, college personnel and community victim advocates.

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Denim Day (Is the 4th Wednesday in April every year. 2018 Date: April 25)

In 1999, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. The Denim Day campaign was created in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

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Take Back the Night

Serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. Women and men across the world are taking back their voices by speaking out against these crimes, but there is much to be accomplished in the fight to end sexual violence. Crimes of this nature continue to appear in the news in epidemic proportions. Take Back the Night's mission is to end sexual violence for all and remain a beacon of hope for the millions affected by crimes of violence. We have made great strides, but our march is far from over.

Take Back the Night events occur in over 30 countries worldwide. More than 600 campuses and communities have held Take Back the Night events to date. We have reached over 30 million people with our message, our support and our commitment to ending sexual violence. NOVA SAS has sponsored this event on our campuses.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Put Yourself in Her Shoes

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediation to men's sexualized violence against women. NOVA SAS has sponsored this event on our campuses.

First You Walk the Walk

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's a fun event and it gets the community to talk about a difficult topic, gender relations and men's sexualized violence against women.

Then You Talk the Talk

It's critical to open communication about sexualized violence. Hidden, sexualized violence is immune to cure. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get people talking. People unfamiliar with men's sexualized violence against women don't want to know it exists. People who have experienced sexualized violence themselves want to forget about it. How do you get people talking now, so they can prevent it from happening? And if it's already happened, how do you help them recover?

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