"April Tools" for Ending Violence

What's Your Green Dot?

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In Alaska we’re also trying to make it Sexual Assault Action Month.

That’s why Green Dot Alaska, along with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs around the state, are asking you to commit to taking actions to raise awareness and reduce the incidents of violence in our state by pledging Green Dots.

What is a green dot? A green dot is simply your individual choice at any given moment to make our communities safer. No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something to end violence. What will your green dot be in April?

Every year 21,401 Alaskan women experience domestic or sexual violence. That’s 1,783 acts of violence every month. It’s 59 women experiencing violence per day.

This April, let’s make a commitment to show our support for making Alaska safer by taking 118 positive actions every day to prevent violence and make Alaska safer for everyone!

We’re counting all the Green Dots commitments you make. We believe the biggest contribution we can make to reduce the number of people impacted by violence is to contribute our moments – our Green Dots – in our day-to-day lives.

We can do this Alaska! Go Green Dot!

1783

1783 acts of violence were committed last April.

158

Green Dot commitments made and actions taken in April 2017

Every great journey begins with a single step.

1.

RED DOTS

Rates of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse are unacceptably high.

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2.

BARRIERS

There are a lot of reasons why it is hard to intervene in a red dot situation. The good news is, there are a lot of options.

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GREEN DOTS

There are many simple and easy ways to stop violence before it happens and to help change our culture.

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DAILY DOTS

There are small things you can do every day, like expressing an intolerance of violence, to spread green dots.

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