Date Safe Project

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Date Safe Project
Founded 2003
Founder Mike Domitrz[1][2][3]
Area served
United States and Global
Products Voices of Courage,[4] May I Kiss You?[5]
Website datesafeproject.org

The Date Safe Project is an anti-sexual assault organization in the United States which provides prevention materials and advocacy programs for middle schools, high schools, universities, community organizations, and the United States Military.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14] Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Date Safe Project addresses consent, sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, and support for survivors of rape.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

The organization was formed by the American educator, activist, author and publisher,[21] Mike Domitrz, in 2003 after his sister was sexually assaulted.[22]

Focus[edit]

The Date Safe Project teaches youth and adults that “asking first” makes a difference in creating safer intimacy and decreasing occurrences of sexual assault. They teach how a better understanding of consent leads to healthier dating and to a greater awareness of the issues surrounding human sexuality and sexual assault. The program focuses on a consent through asking first, bystander intervention, and supports survivors.[23][24][25][26][27]

The Date Safe Project also operates an affiliated organization, Awareness Publications, which focuses on publishing educational materials for raising sexual assault awareness and reducing domestic violence and the Date Safe Project itself has helped deliver the Mike's message worldwide.[28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35]

History[edit]

Mike Domitrz became an educator in the field of sexual assault awareness in 1991[36] after his older sister became a victim of a sexual assault in 1989.[28][37] In 2003, he founded the organization, The Date Safe Project, to help prevent such crimes.[2][21][38][39][40][41][42] The organization helps sexual assault survivors cope with their trauma as well as arranges and gives presentations at schools and military institutions to prevent the issue all together from occurring in the society.[2][21][43][44]

The Date Safe Project, has been actively interacting with teenagers,[10][45][46] school students,[47] college[48][49] & university students,[50][51][52][53][54][55][56] Army,[57][58][59][60][61] Air Force[62][63][64] and Navy[65][66][67][68][69][70] personnel to in its campaign to help them understand importance of such issues through various events.[43][71][72][73]

The project came into being as a formal and overt start of Mike's initial campaign of dedicated seminars titled "Can I Kiss you?", in 1991, that focused on getting the participants to focus on clear communication via asking first as opposed to mind reading.[21][74][75][76][29][77][78]

As a result of a series of events regarding the cause, the founder Mike Domitrz and The Date Safe Project[79] received media attention,[80][81][82][83] interviews[84][85][86][87][88][30] and coverage.[89][90][91][92][93][94][95][96][97][98]

Voices of Courage Project[edit]

12 survivors of sexual assault share their journeys from being raped to now living as survivors. This resource is available in paperback and in audio files (the survivors read their own chapters to the listener). The awareness of sexual assault provided by survivors aids in prevention and eradication of sexual violence and/or support survivors of sexual assault.[99]

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