This is your page! Individuals, groups, activists, organizations: tell us what you’re doing to raise awareness about education equality free from sexual harassment/assault, gender-based discrimination and related issues.
Send us any of the following: a short written description, audio recording, video, photos of your project, poetry, songs, your picture through the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Maya Behl, a high school junior in Illinois
SSAIS volunteer Maya Behl blogs about her fundraiser screening of the SSAIS video Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! Maya writes, “I hosted a screening of the video Sexual Harassment: Not in Our School! this summer at my house. My close friends and family attended the event, and I am pleased to share that the event was a success. We raised over $600 and, most importantly, people left more educated about the issues and energized to do their part in the #MeTooK12 movement.“
Read Maya’s blog here.
Did you know that 90% of women attending music festivals report harassment?
SSAIS volunteer Maya Behl blogs about her recent participation in a workshop titled “Our Music My Body.” Maya writes, “‘Our Music My Body’ is a campaign that was created to raise awareness about sexual harassment and help protect people from harassment at concerts, music festivals, etc.”
Read Maya’s blog here.
Dani Erickson, high school sophomore in Utah
Dani, a courageous survivor, is passionate about making change in her community. She’s organizing protests, volunteering with SSAIS, and plans to start a SASH Club (Student’s Against Sexual Harassment).
Dani says, “I hope sharing my story will urge other students and survivors to advocate for change. Survivors want to feel heard and seen. Schools claim to care so much about their students’ mental health but really do not. If they did, they would prioritize student safety over protecting their reputations.”
Read Dani’s blog “My school failed me after I was assaulted” here. Warning: this blog discusses sexual assault and may be disturbing for some readers.
Amani Ward, high school senior in GA
Starting the Conversation is a Girl Scout Gold Award video project created by Ambassador Scout, Amani Ward (pictured at left, center). The purpose is to bring awareness to the issue of teenage sexual peer pressure, harassment, assault and the emotional impact it can have on teens.
From Minnah, Founder of EMPOWER U
My Mission To Put An End To Sexual Assault
Hi, everyone! I started EMPOWER U to bring awareness, leadership, and resources to the high school students in my county to help prevent sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 5 college girls will become a victim of sexual assault…and boys are assaulted too. I feel compelled to do something to stop this, and I hope you’ll join me and the other dedicated community organizers and organizations featured on this website.
I believe by talking about the subject and providing education, resources, and tips, I am doing my small part to help prevent sexual assault and encourage good bystanders to step in and take action to protect others.
I am currently working on providing a county-wide screening of the documentary It Happened Here so students in my area will be better prepared to stay safe. Last year, I conducted a week-long pledge drive where I got over 200 high school students to take the pledge against sexual assault. You can do it too by clicking here.
By starting the conversation I hope students, parents, educators, and the community will join together to put an end to sexual assault so there will be no more victims and no more inaction by those who could help.
One of the ways I am showing my support and getting involved with SSAIS is by designing merchandise for the organization. I am thankful for the national voice they are lending to help end sexual assault.
Take a Stand. Take Action.
Minnah, EMPOWERU Founder