SEXUAL ABUSE

Are YOU a victim?

We are all affected by sexual abuse

  • There are 200,000 accounts of sexual abuse every year
  • About 44% of the victims are 18 years or younger
  • Half of all assaults go unreported
  • Sexual assault traumatizes the victims, and leaves them emotionally scarred for life.
  • Rape doesn't only affect the victims, but also those around them.


KEEP YOURSELF SAFE FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • Join a public program for self defense in your local college, university, YMCA, school, etc.
  • Carry a taser, mace, anti-rape condom, or chastity belt
  • Try to walk with a friend or group. Remember, rape doesn't just happen at night. Keep yourself with people around you


Don't keep yourself in the dark

  • Contact a counselor, trusted individual, or parents/guardians for help
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately
  • There is a hotline for sexual assault in order to report any case