SAKI Project

Changing our culture to prevent sexual assault requires action from everyone. That’s why we are proud to partner with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation for a ground-breaking public awareness campaign. The goal of the “Yes, This Room.” Campaign is to place a greater focus on offender accountability, encourage reporting, and aid in reducing victimization in Kansas.

SAKI Project
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) is a nationally-funded effort to address the growing number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits in law enforcement custody. Kansas was the first in the country to conduct a statewide inventory with 100% voluntary law enforcement participation. To prevent future victimization, we must challenge our thoughts and beliefs and have courageous conversations. For more information about the Kansas SAKI Project, visit www.kansas.gov/kbi/saki.shtml

What is rape culture?
Rape culture is the normalization of sexual violence and includes blaming victims while rationalizing offender behaviors. It occurs when a society is permissive of sexually violent speech, action, or entertainment. We can be so immersed in this culture that we don’t see the signs around us. We are committed to ending rape culture and we invite you to join the conversation at yesthisroom.com

The realities of sexual assault
Of 1000 sexual assaults that occur, less than 250 are reported to law enforcement. Of those, less than 10 offenders are convicted and less than 5 are ever incarcerated. This is due, in part, to cultural biases about sexual assault and victim blaming. It’s time to hold offenders accountable for the crimes they commit. Learn how you can help end sexual assault at yesthisroom.com

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Sexual assault affects us all
Did you know that 1 in 5 people will experience sexual assault in their lifetime? Not 1 in 5 other people….1 in 5 people you know and love. Victims of sexual assault can experience severe trauma that affects their lives and can have a ripple effect that impacts the lives of the people around them. Learn more about the realities of sexual assault and what you can do to help prevent victimization at yesthisroom.com

Myths about sexual assault
One of the biggest myths about sexual assault is that offenders are typically strangers who commit these crimes in dark alleys or unsafe places. In reality, the majority of offenders are known to their victims. They are friends, acquaintances, partners, ex-partners, coworkers, and classmates. Learn more about the realities of sexual assault and how you can help end rape culture by challenging your beliefs at yesthisroom.com

How do I change rape culture?
Want to know how you can change rape culture? Societal change always starts at the grassroots level. You have the power to shift mind sets in the rooms you’re in. Learn more at yesthisroom.com

What causes sexual assault?
What a victim says, does, or wears does not cause sexual assault. The choices rapists make cause sexual assault. Learn more about the realities of sexual assault and how you can help end rape culture by challenging your beliefs at yesthisroom.com.

Social-Ecological Model
Did you know you can help change societal misconceptions about sexual assault? By acknowledging sexual assault affects people in the room you’re in, educating yourself on the realities of sexual assault, and engaging in courageous conversations in your relationships and community, you can have a positive impact on society. You can help hold offenders accountable and prevent additional victimization. Learn more at yesthisroom.com.

We need your help!
We need your help to challenge misconceptions of what “real” rape looks like. And we need your help to overcome the normalization of sexual violence. Why? Because changing our culture to prevent sexual assault before it happens requires action from everyone! Learn what you can do at yesthisroom.com

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