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