What is Power-Based Personal Violence (or PBPV)?

 Power-Based Personal Violence is a form of violence where the primary motivation is the assertion of power, control, intimidation to harm another. This includes relationship/partner violencerape/sexual assaultstalking, harassment, bullying, elder abuse, and other uses of force, threat, or intimidation against an individual of any constellation of identities – gender, biological sex, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, and more.

Green Dot at Middlebury College is committed to creating a community where these acts of violence are not tolerated.

If you have been affected by Power-Based Personal Violence and are seeking help please visit our Resources page.

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