Date/Acquaintance Rape is any unwanted, coerced and/or forced sexual penetration that occurs between people who are known to each other. This relationship may be a dating relationship, a blind date or "hook up." They may know one another well or only briefly. The issue is not identifying who the perpetrator is; it is rather identifying how force or coercion is manifested.
Alcohol/Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault is when alcohol or other drugs are used to subdue the victim in order to perpetrate a sexual attack. Many drugs have been used for this purpose, some of the more common are Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine. However, it must be pointed out, that although these drugs are used for sexual violence, alcohol remains the most common substance used to subdue victims.
Successful and Safe Parties
Parties are mostly populated by well-intentioned men. These are men who respect and care about women, want them at parties, and want them to have a good time. Most well-intentioned men, however, have deferred to the socially accepted party environment where men often represent a threat to women's safety, comfort, and ability to have fun. That isn't right. And it's time for a change. The BEST Party Model normalizes a process for campus men to join women in taking responsibility for preventing violence against women at parties.
For more information and resources, visit the Men as Peacemakers website.