Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month 2018

 

Objective:

To involve all twelve counties within The Purple Door’s service area to participate in education surrounding Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Messaging:

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is a national and state-wide initiative to create awareness for Sexual Assault and to discuss Prevention.

The Purple Door is encouraging everyone:

Unlock your voice and Open the Door, join a movement to challenge a culture that perpetuates sexual violence and support survivors in speaking their truth. Let’s encourage our community to open the door to services if needed, open the door to a dialogue about the issues, open the door to being an UP-Stander versus a bystander, and open the door to the idea that sexual violence CAN be prevented. The time is NOW to close the door on a society that excuses sexual violence.

Dates:

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • An Artful Journey: Honoring Survivors is April 12, 2018
  • National Crime Victim’s Week April 8-15, 2018
  • Denim Day 2018 is April 25, 2018

 

 

Texas Statistics:

  • 6.3 million Texans have experienced some form of sexual assault in their lifetime.
  • 2 in 5 women in Texas have been sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 5 men in Texas have been sexually assaulted.
  • 91% of sexual assault victims DID NOT report to law enforcement.
  • 90% of all child victims are sexually assaulted by someone they know.
  • Over 94% of rapists roam free with only 3% ever spending a day in jail.

All statistics were taken from Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Visit the link for more detailed information.

National Statistics:

  • Sexual violence affects women and men. About 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men were victims of contact sexual violence at some point in their lives.
  • Nearly 23 million women and 1.7 million men have been the victims of rape or attempted rape at some point in their lives.
  • Violence starts early: 8.5 million women first experienced rape before the age of 18. 1.5 million men were first made to penetrate before the age of 18.
  • In the U.S., more than 27% of women and 11% of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime and experienced an intimate partner violence-related impact.

All statistics were taken from the CDC National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010-2012. Visit the link for more detailed information.

*Contact sexual violence includes rape, being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.

 

Get Involved on Social Media:

  • Like & follow The Purple Door on Facebook and Instagram
  • Instagram: @purpledoortx
  • Facebook: @purpledoortx
  • Invite & tag friends to interact with The Purple Door on social media.
  • Open the dialogue on social media by sharing your stories, challenging the norms that excuse sexual violence, and supporting survivors in speaking their truth!
  • Share selfies of yourself and friends advocating for survivors & challenging norms!
  • Sport your Denim on April 25th!

Hashtags:

  • #OpentheDoor
  • #PurpleDoorTX
  • #SAAPM
  • #DenimDay2018

 Get Involved – Community Action:  

  • Host us at your school or college! The Purple Door can offer free youth leadership education on how to Open the Door: Challenge a Culture & End Sexual Violence.
  • Host us at your business! The Purple Door can offer free professional training and community presentations on how to support survivors of sexual violence.
  • Make a donation of money, products, or services.
  • Partner with us! Let us host a booth at your business or event.
  • Volunteer with The Purple Door.
  • Display The Purple Door’s brochures in your office and/or business.

Contact p&e@purpledoortx.org for more information about how to get involved.

 

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