How to Avoid Been Sexually Assaulted: 7 TIPS FOR PREVENTING RAPE

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Sexual assault, including rape is quite prevalent in most cities in the world. Majority of victims are usually young women. However there have been reported cases of among men, children and even toddlers. The impact of rape on a surviving victim is usually very traumatic with many of them needing to go though years of therapy and counseling to overcome constant fears and nightmares associated with the experience.

Others end up pregnant or with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV. Here are Tips for preventing Rape especially for young ladies:

  1. When you go to a party make sure to go with a group of friends, arrive together, watch out for each other and leave together.
  2. Do not leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from an open container
  3. Trust your instincts! We all have built in sixth sense that we should listen to more often. If some one sets off your internal alarms, pay good attention to the warning, your sixth sense may be trying to tell you something
  4. Never allow a stranger into your home or go into strangers’ home unaccompanied.
  5. Avoid late night movement in unsecured locations
  6. Do not dress proactively or flirt with strangers in closed locations
  7. Do not drink alcohol with strangers or use drinking as part of getting to know you
  8. Watch out for acquaintances, close friends and relatives. The majority of rape survivors knew their perpetrators prior to the incident.
  9. Resist actively. Use any available item as a weapon (hairspray, keys, and purse) as a weapon. Yell or scream to attract attention .If possible, Learn and master simple self defense techniques
  10. Reports all threats, attempts and sexual harassments to the appropriate authorities
  11. Do not allow someone else to touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable – make sure you address all unwarranted attempts firmly make it clear that the behavior is unacceptable
  12. Do not leave a social gathering such as late night party with a stranger.
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