It comes almost naturally: walking with a group to the bus stop, debriefing with friends in a crowded club bathroom, texting someone as soon as we get home. It’s a routine so ingrained that we hardly think about it at all.
This is #SafetyInNumbers
Together, we form a support system that enables us to relax, let go and fully embrace who we are without fearing for our well-being. It’s how we share the responsibility (and burden) of ensuring each others' safety so we have the freedom to be ourselves.
Safety is connecting, supporting, and protecting each other – a massive responsibility that demands an equally massive effort. One that we work towards every day. It’s time we celebrate that. But not without acknowledging how this constant need for protection affects all of us.
Safety in Actual Numbers
All of us, together, are affected by safety
1 in 3 women + 1 in 4 men face sexual violence
47% of trans people experience sexual assault
34% of native american women experience rape
Safety is experienced in many different ways
24.4 million Americans are stalked in their lifetime
81% of women + 43% of men are sexually harassed
15% of all violent crime is intimate partner violence
In 2020, hate crimes in America reached their highest levels in over a decade (7,759 incidents)
61.9% of those were racially motivated
20.5% were motivated by homophobia
This is a rallying cry
to usher in
a new era of safety.
Driven by community,
not just those most
affected by safety.
This is a rallying cry to usher in a new era of safety.
Driven by community, not just those most affected by safety.
The Trans Defense Fund LA, whose mission is to supply trans women with safety kits and other safety resources is our official give-back partner for the remainder of 2021. Find out what other great organizations we work with here and how else you can get involved to support our mission to #PutFlareOutofBusiness.
Statistics and Sources:
1) 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience sexual violence (Center for Disease Control)
2) 47% of transgender people experience sexual assault (National Center for Transgender Equality)
3) 34% of native american women experience rape (National Alliance to End Sexual Violence)
4) 24.4 million people in the US have been stalked in their lifetime (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
5) 81% of women and 43% of men experience sexual harassment (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)
6) 15% of all violent crime is intimate partner violence (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
7) In 2020, hate crimes in America reached their highest levels (7,759 incidents) in over a decade (AP News & US Department of Justice)
8) 61.9% of those were racially motivated (US Department of Justice)
9) 20.5% were motivated by homophobia (US Department of Justice)