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Fresh from Denver: RALIANCE Trains U.S. National Governing Bodies and U.S. Olympic Committee 


By Brian Pinero

Earlier this month in Denver, RALIANCE Chief Public Affairs Officer Kristen Houser and RALIANCE National Project Coordinator Brian Pinero trained members of the U.S. National Governing Bodies and the U.S. Olympic Committee on how to talk about sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse and contribute to a safe and respectful culture for all in the sport community 

The training took place over the course of two days at the offices of U.S. Center for SafeSport and focused on using common values in sport combined with the six messaging components from RALIANCE’s  most recent report, that could be used to help audiences understand how prevention is possible. Constructing messages in this way provides an effective way to introduce policies, training and culture change around sexual violence. Attendees also learned how to focus on prevention messages even when met with challenges. Using pre-developed scenarios and pivot phrases, the group practiced delivering and staying on message when met with a skepticism or critics.

Members of the governing bodies were also provided with a tool kit, developed by RALIANCE and U.S. Center for SafeSport. This tool kit contained examples on how to use values, pivot points, messaging components and designed awareness materials for use messaging prevention to coaches, athletes, staff and other members of the sport community.

To learn more about how RALIANCE is partnering with the sport community to end sexual violence in one generation, check out the Sport+Prevention Center!

RALIANCE publishes 2018 progress report: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation

RALIANCE is excited to share our latest publication: “Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States 2018.” Every year, RALIANCE chronicles the significant themes, milestones, and events related to efforts to end sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse nationally. This year’s 2018 report offers a look back from June 2017 through May 2018, the months before and after the #MeToo movement took the nation by storm.

We’re seeing a true public reckoning with attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs that must change. Change is happening. From the news and media to advocacy, activism, and policy, this report examines where our society has made progress in the movement to end sexual violence and where more leadership and change is needed.

Prevention is possible. Survivors’ voices are powerful. Together, we will end sexual violence.

Check out the report here: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States 2018!

#GivingTuesday is November 27. Here’s how you can help end sexual violence in one generation!

RALIANCE has a bold mission: to end sexual violence in one generation. We know prevention is not only possible, but it’s also happening in communities around the country. It’s going to take all of us working together to make this vision a reality

That’s why RALIANCE is participating in Giving Tuesday.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It’s a day dedicated to charitable giving and asks us all to think about the role we play supporting organizations making positive impacts in our world.

RALIANCE is asking you to join the Giving Tuesday movement by supporting our Give-A-Buck campaign, which raises awareness and funding for sexual assault prevention efforts and organizations in communities across the country.

Here’s how you can help us kick things off:

Tell your family and friends about RALIANCE’s Give-A-Buck campaign

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook 

Tag us when you make a donation using #GivingTuesday

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