It’s on US
The month of April not only brings rain, but also Sexual Assault Awareness month. Sexual assault is any act forcing someone to engage in sexual conduct against his or her will, or any non-consensual touching of a person.
Statistics show that “It is estimated that the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions may be between 20% and 25% over the course of a college career.” Sexual assault is an epidemic that can be stopped by the support of those not involved.
There are many campaigns put together to help men and women spread awareness on the matter. Organizations include the “It’s On Us” Campaign, The NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center), and many more. Students can get involved by simply watching out for their fellow classmates at parties and events. Sexual assault can happen to anyone, and can take place anywhere. The NSVCR posted stats stating, “Among college women, 9 in 10 victims of rape and sexual assault knew their offender.”
It is important to always be aware of your surroundings and take part in helping one another stop the epidemic.
A recent film released about sexual assaults on college campuses, “The Hunting Ground,” helps shed light on the vast majority of problems most colleges have, but it also explained that schools choose to not help the victims and rather protect the schools’ brands and names. It is important to remember to always support the victim and the survivor. Join the movement and spread the word to aid against further occurrences of sexual assault.