In the shift from #MeToo to Time’s Up, movement leaders are strategically framing sexual violence as a social and cultural problem, rather than an individual problem. Doing so helps people think about the broad range of actions we can take to systemically prevent sexual violence.
RALIANCE Managing Partner Monika Johnson Hostler co-authored an article published today in the Stanford Social Innovation Review where she describes about the current #MeToo and Times Up discussions about sexual violence are focusing on address social inequities.
Johnson Hostler writes about the work necessary to end sexual violence:
With deeper public understanding of how institutions shape sexual violence, the movement can begin to address and restructure other unjust institutions—the family, our schools, our places of worship—that create conditions for sexual violence to occur. Everyone has a role to play in creating a culture free of sexual violence. Prevention is possible, but there is no “one size fits all” solution. All institutions have a role, one that encourages disclosures, supports survivors, and creates a climate of accountability.
Check out the full article here.