April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time when we raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence and where to seek resources. You can stand with sexual assault survivors and raise awareness and funds by participating in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® on May 9, participating in Denim Day on April 29, or making a gift. Thank you for supporting survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® 2020



Isolation can be devastating for victims of domestic violence. We know this first-hand because we saw a 40% increase in calls to our Greater Charlotte Hope Line in March 2020. Our clients need us more than ever now, and that's why we're taking Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® virtual in 2020. Help us show survivors they're not alone and take Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® virtual.


Denim Day
 

Denim Day is a rape prevention education campaign that raises community awareness about the devastating impacts of sexual violence and how to prevent it. Show your support by participating during the month of April.

 

Make a Gift

Your gift during the global COVID-19 pandemic means more than ever as we continue to care for the most vulnerable in Mecklenburg County. You can support survivors with your gift today.


What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault includes any sexual behavior that is against the will of another person (often through manipulation, force or coercion). Types of sexual assault include rape, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, incest, same-sex assault, and sexual harassment.


Did You Know?

  • Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. 
  • 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college.
  • Each year, approximately 293,000 people are sexually assaulted.
  • 42% of college women who are raped tell no one about the assault.
  • 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.

In an emergency please dial 911

Call the Greater Charlotte Hope Line 24/7 for info on parenting, domestic violence and sexual assault 980.771.4673.

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