Domestic Violence Survivor Josie Harris Speaks Out Against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

A strong and courageous perspective given from a survivor that was not only abused, but also had to witness her abuser being given a space where he could make excuses and down play his actions through media sources. This article gives Josie Harris the space to shed light on the realties of both the physical more »

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

One of the goals of Breaking Silence is to use Sexual Assault Awareness Month as an opportunity to help bring a voice to the 1 in 6 male sexual assault survivors who are often silenced more than female survivors. During a time like Sexual Assault Awareness Month, where the true realities of these crimes are more »

Sexual Assault through Social Media

The issue of harassment, sexual or otherwise, in social media is becoming common place. For example, the boys being charged in Connecticut (see story below) purposefully harassed a young girl, causing her to feel violated and scared. We have to start having honest conversations with our young people if we ever hope to get them more »

Anti-Rape Campaign

In the past 20 years the number of rape cases on college campuses has not decreased. The logical question to follow that statistic is why? Would a marketing campaign like the one below help our culture to finally break the silence and start talking about rape in a honest, non-victim blaming way? This ad is more »

Teaching Consent: Lessons for ages 1-21

Take a moment to imagine a culture where every person has been taught empathy and healthy consent starting at age 1. The article below guides parents and caretakers through the easy steps that one can take to start these conversations and bring about an unprecedented change where sexual assault does not happen to 1 in more »

Creating Empathy: Knowing the Numbers

Breaking Silence delivers an interactive exhibit to a community to create a unique perspective on interpersonal violence. By using the stories of survivors the information is presented to people in an individual and powerful way. Each participant is provided with an audio player and is invited to listen to the story of a survivor while walking through the setting more »