Public Notices

Posted on: April 1, 2017

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and

impacts every person in this community.

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment harm our community, and statistics show one in five

women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (Black et al., 2011).

Child sexual abuse prevention must be a priority to confront the reality that one in six boys and

one in four girls will experience a sexual assault before age 18 (Dube et al., 2005).

Young people experience heightened rates of sexual violence, and youth ages 12-17 were 2.5

times as likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006).

On campus, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time in

college (Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007).

The theme of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s campaign is, “Engaging New Voices.”

The campaign calls on new partners and community members to help expand sexual assault

prevention efforts and ensure the next generation fosters attitudes that promote healthy

relationships, equality, and respect.

I join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and each day of the year is an opportunity to create

change for the future.

County of Davie

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