Positively Living: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month : Topics Sexting and Sexual Assault

Positively Living: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month : Topics Sexting and Sexual Assault
by Leslie Godbold

Asheville NC: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is being recognized in many ways.

If you have been a rape or sexual assault victim, someone who understands is waiting to listen and help at Our Voice’s 24 Hour Crisis Line at (828) 255-7576

On the next episode of  Positively Living , topic on 2 topics:  Rape/Sexual Assault & Sexting.  We are airing an interview with Our Voice. Our Voice representatives Daniel Lee and Melanie Gordon-Calabrese joined us to offer some insights and helpful information on rape/sexual assault. Join us this Sunday Noon- 1pm  on Independent Asheville Radio at am 1350 in western NC or listen online at www.1350wzgm.com

Just a few statistics:

1 out of every 6 American women have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women. 1998

60% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police, according to statistical average of the past 5 years.  US Department of Justice 2005 National Crime Victimization Study 2005

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before age 18. www.pcar.org

Males are the least likely to report a sexual assault, though they make up about 10% of all victims. US Department of Justice 2005 National Crime Victimization Study 2005

For more information visit the web site for Our Voice at www.ourvoice.org

Tune in for this important episode bringing you information on 2 topics Rape/Sexual Assault & Sexting. Join us this Sunday Noon- 1pm  on Independent Asheville Radio at am 1350 in western NC or listen online at www.1350wzgm.com

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