Each year, more than 200,000 people are victims of sexual assault – that’s about one person every two minutes. These numbers only reflect the assaults that are actually reported to authorities. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of assaults go unreported (www.rainn.org).
Many of us know someone who has been a victim of sexual violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – help bring further awareness to crime of crime sexual violence by participating in the 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness campaign. Visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s web page for ideas about creating your own campaign, download information about how to prevent sexual abuse, and more.
If you know someone living in the Washington, DC area who has been affected by sexual assault, here are some advocates waiting to help:
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 505, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: 202.544.3064, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.rainn.org
- DC Rape Crisis Center, Washington, DC 20043, Business: (202) 232-0789, Hotline: (202) 333-7273, Web: http://www.dcrcc.org
- National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, 1130 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Email: email@example.com, Web: http://endsexualviolence.org/
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), online.rainn.org
To find other locale advocates for sexual violence and volunteering opportunities, call the National Sexual Violence Resource Center: 1-877.739.3895 or check http://volopps.rainn.org/.