April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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According to RAINN, every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. Women ages 18-24 are at the highest risk for sexual assault. We think this is totally unacceptable!

The staggering statistics for sexual assault and sexual violence continue to underscore the need for awareness and prevention work.

The good news is more and more people are becoming aware of sexual assault and are taking steps to prevent it. And, the best way to prevent sexual assault and violence is to address its root causes and start shifting the social norms that perpetuate it. To do that, we need people from all backgrounds and communities to lift their voices and say “No More” to sexual assault! Here is a list of “Ten Things You Might Not Know About Sexual Assault” to help people understand what sexual assault is and what people can do during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) to help others.

The theme of 2017’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign is “Engaging New Voices.” We need everyone’s support in the movement to end sexual assault and promote healthy, respectful relationships! Faith leaders, parents, coaches and members of Greek life are encouraged to get involved and raise awareness during SAAM. Find out more from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and RAINN.org.

Need help or information? Check out these resources:

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
LGBT National Help Center
The Trans Lifeline
It’s On Us

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