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Many people think they can’t advocate because they don’t know enough about policy, but this should not stop you – your voice matters!  Preventing sexual violence takes all of us, working together in big and small ways to create a culture of safety and respect in our society. With a problem of this magnitude, where does one person start? Action tip 1 – Learn: Listen to survivor stories. Learn more about sexual violence, such as; how perpetrators use power and control. how different forms of oppression intersect – Equality is not the reality in our society. Sexual violence is rooted in power inequities and is connected to all forms of oppression. We need to send a strong message that it isn’t OK when others aren’t treated with dignity and respect. Recognize rape culture happening every day. Learn what enthusiastic consent looks like. Action tip 2 – Think and Prepare: Treat…