*April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
*While the topic of sexual abuse is very uncomfortable for many to speak about publicly, I, for one, am not. It is my mission to raise awareness on this subject because it is the very predictable silence which provides a sex offender the veil and power to continue to prey upon his/her victims.
*Unfortunately, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys experience sexual assault by the age of 18. Rape and sexual assaults are crimes of violence that have far too long been the "silent" crimes that few share with even family and friends. Please join me in breaking the silence, and empowering every child, teen or adult who is violated or abused to speak up and be heard.
*The SAAM Day of Action (formerly A Day to End Sexual Violence) will be observed on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. It is recognized nationally as a specific day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Whether it's learning more about the issue, having discussions with your children and friends, volunteering, speaking out, supporting your local rape crisis centre or finding your own way to make a difference, both individual and collective action are encouraged.
*How would you complete the following sentence?
I am ending sexual violence by...
Please take a moment to review the following:
*Safety First: Protecting Our Children
*Queen Ifrica: Daddy
*(information herein gathered from a variety of sources)