Educate

We want to create an environment where people feel comfortable and empowered to confront harmful language, attitudes, and behavior at any time―not only in emergency situations. In order for people to feel comfortable intervening, we have to educate ourselves on the spectrum of violence and understand how attitudes and behaviors are connected. If someone makes a sexually suggestive comment about someone else's body on the street, how is that one instance of sexual harassment connected to broader community beliefs on sexism and gender inequity?