A Powerful Video On Sexual Violence Asks Viewers 1 Crucial Question

Trigger warning: depictions of sexual violence.

This ad gets real.

According to RAINN, an American is sexually assaulted every 107 seconds, but 68% of assaults go unreported to police. 98% of rapists won't spend a day in jail. Silence is their friend. 

Now a powerful campaign out of Canada is speaking directly to bystanders and asking them to break the silence. The ad depicts four women experiencing different forms of sexual violence and harassment — and the consequences of our responses.

Essentially, the ad argues, when we don't say anything to anyone, we're helping HIM.

But when we speak up, we're helping her.

Watch the dramatic ad below.

Don't forget to share this important message with your friends. 

The ad was created by the Ontario government to coincide with Premier Kathleen Wynne's proposed $41 million plan to combat sexual violence and harassment.