1 in 5 college students will be sexually assaulted before graduating. (source)
Surviving in Numbers hosts a variety of workshops. On campuses, survivors can make posters about their own experiences with violence, attend a workshop on consent, peer support, and empowerment hosted by Surviving in Numbers’ Director, and/or host a display of previously made posters on campus. These workshops are survivor-focused and survivor-driven, and can be tailored depending on any campus’s individual needs: for example, if a campus is particularly small and survivors don’t feel comfortable sharing their own stories, a display might instead include posters from past workshops.
High School Trainings
44% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18. (source)
At the high school level, Surviving in Numbers implements curriculum which uses data from stories shared through Surviving in Numbers to teach peers how to support survivors, how not to victim-blame, how to positively respond to survivors to help them heal, how to step in as an active bystander while maintaining personal safety, and more. Students also learn about and debunk myths around sexual violence, focusing on how those myths play out in daily life and harm everyone, not just survivors.
Only 11% of military sexual assault victims reported the assault. (source)
Military survivors often face unique challenges in reporting their assault or seeking justice and safety after an assault. Surviving in Numbers works with military survivors to help them share their stories in a safe, anonymous way that brings awareness to the problem without forcing a survivor to make a formal report about their assault. Often, survivors who share through Surviving in Numbers decide to formally report afterwards, as sharing in this way sometimes helps them feel more comfortable reporting.
Speaking & Events
Surviving in Numbers’ founding Director Alison Safran has spoken on gender-based violence in dozens of media outlets, at over 20 colleges and high schools, and on a variety of panels and events. She has also trained anti-violence coalitions, clinicians and government officials on topics such as engaging youth in violence prevention, using social media for survivor support, and more.
If you’re interested in having a display of Surviving in Numbers at your school, bringing the founder of Surviving in Numbers to your high school, college, or function, or are interested in having survivors on your campus make their own Surviving in Numbers posters, please Contact Us.