Sexual Violence Prevention is one of NFTY’s highest priorities, launched after the NFTY General Board unanimously voted to pass the NFTY Resolution on Sexual Violence Prevention at Mechina in 2017. As a movement, we are committed to ensuring that each teen who interacts with NFTY understands the importance of consent, and treats their peers with a fundamental respect.
The resources found here have been created by the NFTY Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force in honor of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which takes place every year in April. They can be used in any community, all year long, to learn about sexual violence prevention, discover how to be the best advocate possible, and take action on this issue.
In 2017, NFTY launched our own Sexual Violence Prevention Campaign. This campaign is aimed at reaching more teens and students and teaching them about the importance of this topic in their very own communities, along with educating them with ways they could take action.
Since then, teens have taken the initiative to create safe, sacred spaces, one of which is by implementing a form where NFTYites are able to report disrespectful behavior and any sort of sexual misconduct. The link to NFTY’s Misconduct Reporting Form can be found here.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). We encourage you to look for new resources and content here and on NFTY social media channels all month long.
Danya Sherman's KnoNap This NFTY SW alum is working to help prevent sexual violence. She invented a napkin that helps detect drugs that someone might place in a drink.