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Sexual Assault Awareness
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  • Getting Consent

    What is Consent?

    The definition of consent is: permission given for something to happen. An agreement to do something.

    • It is the first step that needs to happen before anything sexual occurs, including kissing or touching.

    • Consent is an agreement that is verbal, conscious, and clear throughout the entire experience.

    • No matter your relationship, no matter what has happened before, no matter the circumstances.

    • Without consent, it is sexual assault.

    Know Where Your Partner Stands.

    • Remember respect means understanding and appreciating one another’s point of view.
    • Get past awkward and get permission before becoming intimate.
    • If you are not ready to have this conversation you may not be ready for this level of intimacy. Talking to your boyfriend or girlfriend about sex is the best way to make sure that your intimacy is consensual and responsible.
    • NO means NO. When your partner says no to any sexual suggestion or advances, you should stop, right away. If someone forces you, even after you’ve clearly told that person no, then it’s rape.

    When Can My Partner Give Consent?

    • In Alaska, we have laws that outline the age of consent. Inform yourself about sexual abuse of a minor laws in Alaska.
    • Drinking alcohol or using other substances impairs judgment and makes it difficult to consent.  It is best to make decisions regarding intimacy when neither partner is impaired.

     Print Materials

    Consent Materials, Cards and Coffee Sleeve Consent Materials, Coaster and Coffee Sleeve

    As part of the consent campaign, we have informational cards, coffee sleeves, coasters, and magnets.

    Sexual Assault Awareness

    This PSA was made with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to raise awareness about sexual assault in Alaska.



    Staff Links

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    ANDVSA Member Login
    ANDVSA's members are the 18 domestic violence and sexual assault victim service agencies within Alaska. If you have forgotten your password, please contact the Juneau office.

    Contact Information

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
    130 Seward St., Suite 214
    Juneau, Alaska 99801
    (907) 586-3650