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4.02.2014

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4.02.2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It's time to talk about it.  Here's why:

  • One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lifetime.
  • One in four victims of reported rape are of college-aged women (18-24 years old).
  • Nearly 80% of women who reported being raped at some point in their life, experienced their first rape before the age of 25. 
  • On college campuses, most sexual assault victims (between 80-90%) knew their attacker.
  • For male victims, more than 25% reported that their first rape occurred at age 10 or younger.

Last month, a high school newspaper was under scrutiny for talking about sexual assault and giving victims a place to talk.  This is not supposed to happen in 2014.  It's time to talk about it!  Give victims a voice and reduce the environment for rapists to feel comfortable and accepted.  Look for more info about ways to do this throughout April!

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