April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse and educating communities about how to prevent sexual violence. This year, there is a special focus on increasing awareness about rape on college campuses. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
“The April 2010 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign focuses on preventing sexual violence on higher education campuses. College students experience disproportionately high rates of sexual violence – 1 in 5 college women will be a victim of sexual assault by the time she graduates.”
This month, End the Silence Campaign will be featuring a survival story each day on our blog. We believe that by sharing stories, poetry, and art with the community we can increase communication about this important issue and demand that our voices be heard. Stay posted for some amazing writing and art featured on both our blog and our Facebook page. If you are not already a fan of End the Silence Campaign, click here.