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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sexual Assault awareness month

Sexual Assault Awareness month was created by women in the 1970s who protested against the violence they encountered as they walked the streets at night. These marches were known as Take Back The Night marches. As the protest grew word started to spread. A few years later in 1978 San Francisco and New York City held the first Take Back the Night events in the U.S.  

The early 1980s would see activists using October to raise awareness of violence against women. Domestic violence would become the main theme. This is when sexual assault advocates started to look for a new month to focus attention on the issues. 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault is an extremely pervasive issue in the United States. It is considered any form of penetration, attempted penetration, forcing someone to perform a sex act, sexual touching, verbal harassment an more. 

If you have been sexually assaulted please report so that you will not be one 1 of the 7 that do not report

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