Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program

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The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family.

Download a copy of the Army's SHARP Guidebook.

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21st TSC SHARP challenges all soldiers to be 'The Force Behind the Fight'

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - When mentioned, most simply think of the stereotypical auditorium, a slide-show presentation to be ignored and the glazed over look in the audience's eyes. It is a topic synonymous with terms like "quarterly training," "mandatory" and "death by presentation." In reality, the concept of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention is deserving of much more attention.MORE

Commitment to SHARP incorporated into OER, NCOER

Commitment to SHARP incorporated into OER, NCOER

Effective immediately, all officers and noncommissioned officers will include goals and objectives that adhere to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program on their Officer Evaluation Report or NCO Evaluation Report.MORE

USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

“Every Soldier, whatever the command relationship to U.S. Army Europe, needs to understand that sexual harassment, assault response and prevention is priority number one,” said Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, senior enlisted advisor for USAREUR. “We are going to get at this.” MORE

SHARP training incorporated into USAREUR’s Best Warrior

SHARP training incorporated into USAREUR’s Best Warrior

Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe’s 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane here Aug. 20 to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault. MORE

Sexual assault not a gender issue

Expert: Sexual assault is not a gender issue

Leaders across the Maneuver Center of Excellence learned more about the Army's efforts to change its culture as it relates to sexual assault and harassment awareness prevention, as retired Army... MORE

CSA visits Kandahar

CSA visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to in the Regional Command-South area of operations at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and Forward Operating... MORE

SMA holds Pentagon town hall

SMA holds first Pentagon town hall

For the first time ever, the Army's senior enlisted advisor held a town hall meeting for Soldiers who are stationed at the Pentagon. Those Soldiers don't normally get the messages he takes to... MORE

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Contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, or call the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247.

For more guidance on your reporting options and rights, visit

R2D/SHARP Stand Down

USAREUR will conduct a Ready and Resilient Directorate (R2D)/SHARP Stand-Down April 15-17, 2014 to reinforce the Army's commitment to preventing sexual assault.

Contact your brigade Sexual Assault Response Coordinator to obtain additional information.

2013 SHARP Summit

The SHARP Senior Leader Summit was held Sept. 19-20 on Clay Kaserne for all USAREUR leaders. The summit strengthened existing partnerships and enhanced a coordinated community response to prevent and defeat sexual harassment and assault within our community. Slides presented during the summit are available to download below.

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External Resources

  • National Sexual Violence
    Resource Center
    The National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research—a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, sponsored by the US CDC.

  • One in Four
    One in Four's presentation and prevention strategies are based in statistical research and have been shown to increase likelihood of bystander intervention in a situation where rape or sexual assault may occur.

  • Prevent Connect
    PreventConnect is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.

    The Rape, Assault, Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

  • That’s Not Cool
    A national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse (particularly oriented toward social media, online and cell-phone/texting abuse).

  • Victims Becoming
    Survivors World Wide
    Started and run by a Soldier who survived sexual assault, Victims Becoming Survivors World Wide is a non-profit organization determined to bring victims and survivors together to help them deal with the emotional turmoil that occurs after a sexual assault takes place. The website is not professional help but is a safe environment for victims and survivors to come together to help each other.

  • Men Can Stop Rape
    Men Can Stop Rape focuses on prevention to stop violence before it ever happens by helping men never act in violent or inequitable ways in their treatment of women and each other. Instead of helping women reduce their risk of being victims of men's violence, we focus on helping men use their strength in positive ways in all of their relationships.

  • Date Safe Project
    The Date Safe Project provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
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