Sexual assault continues to be a serious and, unfortunately, growing problem. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lives with recent reports showing a dramatic increase – nearly 205 percent – in reported sexual assaults on college and university campuses over the last 15 years.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Led by the NSVRC, the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence, Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlights best practices that help individuals, communities, and service providers with raising awareness to help reduce this important issue.
Sexual prevention is everyone’s responsibility; each of us can create and promote safe environments. We can intervene to stop concerning behavior, promote and model healthy attitudes and relationships, believe survivors, and help them find resources.
From sexual harassment prevention continuing education courses, to organizing community events, to working with stakeholders, discover your role in sexual misconduct prevention and learn how to take a public health approach to prevention.
Reach out to your members of Congress and ask them to support legislation that requires the creation and implementation of safety policies that prevent sexual violence. To find your members of Congress, enter your zip code here.
Sexual violence compromises students’ physical and emotional safety and can negatively impact their ability to learn. Our SafeColleges Sexual Violence Prevention Training provides interactive, online courses that are designed to prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking on campuses. In addition, our SafeColleges Alert Tip Reporting System provides colleges and universities a 24/7, web-enabled anonymous tip reporting system that students, faculty, and staff can utilize to report instances of sexual assault, violence, harassment, and more.
As an individual, school or organization, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to spread awareness and share critical information about preventing sexual violence to incite real and lasting change.
Vector Solutions brands are committed to our continued efforts to help individuals, schools and organizations be proactive against sexual violence with a variety of online training options in our course catalog. For more information, visit www.safecolleges.com/sexual-assault-awareness-month-2019