|Posted:||April 8, 2015 04:56 PM|
|From:||Senator Christine M. Tartaglione and Sen. Rob Teplitz|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Sen. Tartaglione - Sexual Assault Awareness Month|
|In the near future, we intend to offer a resolution declaring April 2015 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Pennsylvania in an effort to raise awareness of and encourage public education on sexual violence.
Everyday across the U.S., women, children and men of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds are affected by rape and sexual assault. These experiences can be devastating for the survivor, as well as the survivor’s family and friends. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped during their lives. Further, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before reaching eighteen years of age.
Knowledge and awareness are the first steps toward prevention. It is important for all Pennsylvanians to learn about and understand these issues, so that they may speak out against sexual violence and stand up for the safety and well-being of others in this state. We hope you will join us in co-sponsoring this resolution
Introduced as SR66