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Rape and Sexual Assault

No Means STOP

End Rape and Sexual Assault

According to The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), "In the U.S., 43.6% of women (nearly 52.2 million) experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. Additionally, nearly a quarter of men (24.8% or 27.6 million) in the U.S. experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime" (2015). Majority of female and male victims had their first experience before the age of 25 (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2015). The above statistics are alarming and require major attention to end rape and sexual assault. Moreover, harsher regulations and laws are needed to hold criminals accountable.  


Rape and sexual assault can be detrimental to one's physical and psychological well being. Specifically, understanding the effects of rape and sexual assault as it relates to the cultural diversity of  victims/survivors  are essential in providing the resources needed that are relatable to  help diminish disparities. Sometimes victims try seek aid but have no success in obtaining the support they need for several reasons; with one of those factors being disparities  in effective assistance that is culturally appropriate.  And I Stand is committed to  helping ensure that we do our part in providing resources, support, and advocacy to victims/survivors and the community.

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No Means Stop

In our commitment to advocate and educate for victims/survivors of rape and sexual assault, And I Stand developed the No Means STOP imitative. This program provide aid to individuals and family members that have been affected  by rape/sexual assault in communities  and  on school campuses through resources and support networks. And I Stand also provides advocacy and educational training  services on these topics.  Additionally, And I Stand provides specialty educational resources on human trafficking awareness.

We have moved passed the phrase "No Means No" because we believe in increasing the clarity of the word "no" in these horrific situations. "No Means STOP" emphasizes the acronym below  in educational awareness of rape and sexual assault. 

S- Say Sorry

T- Talk About It

O- Own Your Mistake

P-Provide Space and Be Accountable

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