In this past year, NFTY and the URJ have begun turning words into action by passing two resolutions on sexual violence prevention: the URJ Resolution on Student on Student Sexual Violence in Schools, and the Resolution Affirming NFTY’s Stance on Preventing Sexual Violence. Each of these two resolutions has reaffirmed our movement’s commitment to fighting the issue of sexual violence prevention, strategically analyzed the optimal way to make an evergreen statement, and provided tangible action steps to move forwards on the issue as a movement. This month’s sexual violence campaign is a product of the NFTY Resolution, which resolved to uphold and participate in National Sexual Violence Prevention Month every April.
Since the unanimous passage of the NFTY Resolution, a task force has been formed in order to make sexual violence prevention a key focus of our social justice work. Together, members of the task force create resources for teen leaders looking to tackle student-on-student sexual violence, write blogs and social media content to keep sexual violence prevention at the forefront of our movement’s efforts, and serve as ambassadors for change within their home communities. The work is only just beginning.
Start by reviewing the URJ Resolution on Student on Student Sexual Violence in Schools and the Resolution Affirming NFTY’s Stance on Preventing Sexual Violence. Let them serve as a reminder of our united commitment to bettering ourselves, our movement, and the world around us.