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Monday, April 16, 2018

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the month survivors and advocates will be sharing their stories and offer prevention tips. The serious widespread issue of sexual violence is something to take a stand for. The month of April will help to generate opportunities to help energize and expand prevention efforts.


The National Sexual Violence Resource Center started observing April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2001. Many groups and organizations since that time have taken time to bring awareness to their own communities. The teal ribbon was designed to bring awareness to the subject of Sexual Assault Awareness month

Are You Aware:
Every 2 minutes someone in the United States will be sexually assaulted resulting in an average of 213,000 victims to sexual assault each year.  . Sexual assault is not an age thing it affects all. For children under the age of 18 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted. At least 1 in 6 women will become victims of sexual assault during their lifetime. Sexual assault also affects men with 1 in every 33 men being sexual assaulted sometime during their life.

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