To promote awareness of and take action to prevent sexual violence, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is holding the first UH Mānoa Respect Walk on Monday, April 16. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 1-mile walk around the UH Mānoa campus that starts and ends at the Campus Center Courtyard.
The event is presented by the Prevention, Awareness and Understanding (PAU) Violence Program in partnership with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center. “Throughout the event, students and faculty can learn more about the resources available to address sexual violence, including confidential advocacy, respondent support and health services,” said Leslie Cabingabang, PAU Violence Program coordinator at UH Mānoa.
“Additionally, participants can learn more about what we can all do individually to be prosocial bystanders and prevent situations that can potentially lead to sexual violence,” Cabingabang said.
Organizers say that too often bystanders do not intervene in personal relationships because they feel it is not their place or it is not safe to get involved. They hope to raise consciousness about actions that can be taken to prevent sexual violence.
Schedule of events
Campus Center Courtyard
- 10:30 a.m.—Sign-in and on-site registration
- 11:45 a.m.—Opening remarks
- Noon—Walk starts
To participate in the Respect Walk, please register online.
For more information, see the UH Mānoa Respect Walk flyer.