No Means No Worldwide is a comprehensive sexual assault prevention organization for girls and boys. We are a school based program that uses the IM power system of violence prevention and intervention training. We teach classes in 6 week cycles, three times per school year, with the number of students ranging from 3000 to 5000 per cycle.
We believe the best response to the epidemic of sexual assault is to provide our female and male students with an awareness of the causes and effects of sexual gender based violence and the skills to interpret, intervene or prevent it.Our research shows that in high schools where girls have taken our classes the incidence of rape drops from 20% annually to under 10%. Over half the girls in the intervention groups report having used the IMpower skills to avert sexual assault in the year after the training. Rates of disclosure increased in the intervention groups, but not in controls.