Sexual Assault Day of Action
Sexual Assault Day of Action, observed on April 5, is a great day to open up the dialogue about sexual assault. Sexual Assault Action Day presents all of us with a wonderful opportunity to engage new voices, to invite people — people who may never have been a part of this movement — to join in stopping sexual assault, rape and abuse. After all, sexual assault is not just a women’s issue and it’s not simply a survivor’s issue. It’s everyone’s issue and the solution lies in all of us.
If you’re a parent, teacher or mentor, get involved with changing the culture around rape by talking to youth in your life, both boys and girls, about sexual assault and healthy relationships; not simply coaching our daughters to avoid potentially dangerous situations. If you’re attending college, it means holding universities accountable for their obligations to ensure that all students can complete their educations without fearing for their health and safety. Culture change also means supporting members of the military who speak out about sexual assault and harassment. It means creating a culture where all survivors feel that their voices are validated, and not scrutinized or silenced.
Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action Sponsor: National Sexual Violence Resource Center
To learn more, visit http://www.nsvrc.org