Amaze Videos: Gender-based Violence

A screenshot of the Amaze video on Sexual Assault. There is a woman with curly hair in a gray outfit holding a pointer. The pointer is facing a sheet with the words "Includes touching" on it. To the far right is a teddy bear with arrows pointing at different private areas. The words at the top are the following: Sexual Assault: When someone does something sexual to another person without getting their permission first.

The following videos from Amaze explore several important topics related to gender-based violence. They are geared towards young people, aged ten to fifteen. Please view all videos with discretion as the content may be distressing.

What is Sexual Assault?

This video defines sexual assault and gives examples of behaviors considered to be sexual assault. Additionally, it discusses consent and provides steps for what you should do if you think you have been assaulted.


Intimate-Partner Violence

Intimate-partner violence can happen to anyone of any sexuality, gender, or age. This video discusses the different types of intimate-partner violence and signs that you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship. Intimate-partner violence is never the survivor’s fault. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, you can reach out to a trusted adult or the National Domestic Violence Hotline.


Sex Trafficking: What Is It?

Sex trafficking is when someone is sexually exploited through coercion, fraud, and force. Sex trafficking can be a really difficult topic to discuss, but it is important to recognize that it is not uncommon and to know the signs when someone may be being abused. If you or someone you know might be experiencing sex trafficking, try to check in with the person and speak to a trusted adult.