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Prevention First

We believe prevention comes first. We know that violence is 100% preventable, and we believe that, as a UC Berkeley community, we have a moral imperative to prevent violence and suffering.

Sexual violence and harassment are complex problems, and demand a multilayered solution. 

Prevention first

Individual: Personal conditions and characteristics that influence sexual violence.

Relationship: Learned attitudes and behaviors from family, intimate partners, and friends.

Community: Social norms, publicly stated values, and practices within groups.

Institutional: Organizational conditions and policies that influence sexual violence.

Societal: Broad societal and cultural norms that condone and accept violence and inequality.