April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

I’m taking a break from being sick to do a quicky post on this because it’s a really important issue to me.

I’m not sure what local events are going on for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but you can register yours with RAINN (Rape Abuse & Incest National Network) here or with NSVRC here.

And this PDF from the DOJ has some good info on the subject. Here’s a quote:

Sexual assault takes many forms—it is any unwanted sexual contact, including rape, attempted rape, and child sexual abuse. It can affect people of any gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability.

According to the National Violence Against Women Survey, 1 in 6 American women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape.

Perpetrators of sexual assault can be friends, acquaintances, family members, or strangers.

Working together, we can raise awareness, change attitudes, and help prevent sexual assault.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov.

Although Las Vegas does not rank well on sexual assault stats, we do have a great resource in the Rape Crisis Center. You can call them at 702-366-1640 anytime day or night.

You can also get help through the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.

4 thoughts on “April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  1. I just found out that april was sexual assult awareness month. Isn’t it ironic my name is April.
    You can make peopele aware of sexual abuse. Unfortunatly you can make a 48 yr old aware, but the 7 yr old who needs someone, knowbody can be there. the cure is how can we make the 7 yr old stong enouph to go through the finger pointing system. and still come out on top and not more beat down before they entered into the system?

  2. Yayayaya!!! Thanks Emmily for always being on top of things!

    Just so everyone knows, UNLV’s Jean Nidetch Women’s Center is having our event on April 15th from 11-6pm in Pida Plaza. It’s called Take Back the Campus!!

    Hope to see you there!

  3. Please visit out website and help survivors of childhood sexual abuse stand up and be counted!

    Help us help you and the millions of survivors throughout the world. Please take a look at our http://www.letgoletpeacecomein.org website and let us know who you are. After you have reviewed the website, we ask you to please submit a photo and caption and/or your story and let us know if you would be a survivor who needs the therapeutic sessions that this foundation is offering based on it’s ability to raise the necessary capital. By your submission of a photo and caption we can put a face on the afflictions that we suffered, amass the “real” statistics to “effect change” and help future generations of children to not suffer as we did into adulthood. Most importantly we hope to help you in the recovery process. When you submit your picture and caption we believe that there will be millions of adults that will want to help heal the great grand parents, grand parents, parents, aunts, uncles, and friends that were effected by childhood sexual abuse by symbolically contributing $10.00 a month to one of the pictures that is posted so that we can start to turn the tide for us to heal and for future generations to be emotionally healthier.

    You can mail your picture and caption directly to the foundation attention Ms. Gretchen Paules, or you can email your submission to gretchen@letgoletpeacecomein.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Warmest Regards,

    The Board of Directors
    Let Go, Let Peace Come In Foundation
    111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 212
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
    Ph: 610-668-9501
    Fax: 610-668-9504

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