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.
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, and same-sex assault.

Denim Day - April 25, 2018
DENIM DAY is a rape prevention education campaign that raises community awareness about the devastating impacts of sexual violence and how to prevent it. The campaign originated as a response to a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby implying consent. 

How to Run a Denim Day Campaign
Wear Jeans With a Purpose

Did You Know?
  • Every 2 minutes someone in the USA is sexually assaulted. 
  • Each year there are about 293,000 victims of sexual assault.
  • 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while at college.
  • 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

To reach a domestic violence or rape crisis hotline 24/7 call the appropriate number below

Mecklenburg and Lake Norman
Domestic Violence Crisis Line:
704 332 2513
Mecklenburg and Lake Norman
Rape Crisis Line:
704 375 9900
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