Today is National RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Day.
I don’t want to write a long post about this, I just want to bring it to your attention because it’s something that is important to me. I will give you some stats and tell you a little bit about RAINN.
RAINN Is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They help survivors, educate the public, improve public policy, and give consulting services. They also help colleges choose sexual assault prevention programs, which I feel is extremely important.
EVERY 98 SECONDS, ANOTHER AMERICAN IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. AND EVERY 8 MINUTES THAT VICTIM IS A CHILD. HOWEVER, ONLY 6 OUT OF EVERY 1,000 PERPETRATORS WILL END UP IN PRISON.
If that does not make you mad, sick, angry, pissed off, disgusted, input whatever negative word you can think of, then you are part of the problem.
If you are a victim of sexual violence please reach out and get help. You can call and chat at 800-656-HOPE(4673) or you can go to their website and “chat now.”
If someone you know has suffered from sexual violence why not make a donation in their name? $0.93 of every $1 donated goes towards helping survivors and preventing sexual violence.
As for myself, I have been on campus since 7:20 this morning and have not seen a single thing about RAINN day. I am going to do some research to see if DVC has anything in place, might simply be because this is not a campus where people live. If there isn’t anything currently in place I am going to see if I can get involved and get something started.