What is sexual violence prevention?
MIWSAC adheres to the value that preventing sexual violence means more than stopping an act of sexual violence before it occurs, or attempting to stop a harm-doer from causing harm.
We must also address the root causes of sexual violence which can include oppression, patriarchy, misogyny, military conquest, individualism, and other attitudes, believes and actions that promote a culture of violence using sex.
As we work to restore our original Indigenous worldview, centered around interdependence and collective wellness, there is room for healthy sexuality, enthusiastic consent, and a role and purpose for every single one of us!
The dictionary defines prevention like this:
prevention | prəˈven(t)SH(ə)n | (noun)
The action of stopping something from happening or arising.