Activists’ Exchange

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

From Maya Behl, a high school sophomore in Illinois

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.


From Minnah, Founder of EMPOWER U

minnahMy 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

From SSAIS: Minnah is a college freshman.


From Andrew Siva, a college-age activist in Virginia


Andrew Siva