The Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition (AZWCC) has partnered with #SafeOutside, an independent grassroots initiative designed to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault (SHSA) within the climbing and outdoor community. Although we’d like to think our communities are less susceptible to SHSA than society at large, the evidence unfortunately shows we are not, based on a large survey conducted within the climbing community.
Sexual harassment and assault exists at our local crags, in climbing gyms, and on international expeditions. Our goal is to destigmatize SHSA and facilitate a positive conversation using facts and education.
To learn how to join us in action, please visit the #SafeOutside landing page at www.americanalpineclub.org/safeoutside.