|Posted:||April 2, 2019 01:21 PM|
|From:||Senator Christine M. Tartaglione|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Sexual Assault Awareness month|
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution declaring April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.
Sexual assault has continued to be a serious social and public health issue in the United States. Everyday across the United States, women, children and men, regardless of 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, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped during their lives. Further, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. It is imperative that we recognize the strength, courage, and challenges faced by victims and survivors of sexual violence.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution and bring light to an issue that continues to effect so many people throughout the country.
Introduced as SR80