It's On Us to stop sexual assault
What is It's On Us?
It’s On Us is a national campaign that requires pledging a personal commitment to keep women and men safe from sexual assault and rape. It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution by creating an environment where sexual assault is unacceptable.
It's On Us + Icing Icing 's Choices
Choices in what we wear, how we accessorize, and most importantly the choice to consent.
No one has the right to take our choice away. We want to fight for everyone’s right to choose their sexual partner and support survivors. We refuse to be a bystander to sexual assault. It’s time to be proactive and become part of the solution. Join Icing and It’s On Us to end sexual assault by taking the pledge.
It's On Us
to recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault
to identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
to create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Facts and Prevention
Consent is voluntary and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time.
Past consent does not mean current or future consent.
There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or coercion.
One cannot always consent if under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.
Don’t just be a bystander - if you see something, intervene in any way you can.
Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.
Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re okay.
Get someone to help you if you see something - enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.
Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.
If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help them leave safely.
Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.
Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.
Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.
Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.
Never blame the victim.
If you are a victim or survivor, or helping someone in that situation go to notalone.gov to get the resources and information you need. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE
Video and Resources
Take the Pledge
This pledge is a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.
It is a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.