Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in April. The mission of this month is to raise awareness about sexual violence around the world, and to educate communities on how to prevent it.
73 Seconds + stopthetimer.com is a fully integrated short film and physical art installation. A custom timer is projected on existing canvasses throughout a city directing people to the website stopthetimer.com where they can learn about abuse and find resources.
Launched during the COVID-19 pandemic it is also a poignant reminder that sheltering in place is often a terrifying proposition for many people.
The campaign was directed by Aaron Schnobrich and produced by Subjectnoun and Muse Group.
If you are sheltering in place and need help you are not alone. Call 800.656.HOPE (4673)
For more facts about abuse in the state of NV please visit ncedsv.org/
If you, or anyone you know is experiencing any of these, or experiences them in the future, call the police or click here for the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline. Sexual assault is a crime and is not something that should ever be taken lightly. Do not be afraid to speak out if this happens to you.
In April, and every month to follow, people across the country are encouraged to embrace their voices to show support for survivors, and speak out if they have experienced sexual assault themselves. One month isn’t enough time to solve this serious issue, but it’s a fantastic place to start. This month, do your part to end the widespread problem that is sexual assault. Here’s a list of statistics about sexual assault in the U.S.
Use #SAAM, #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth, or #SexualAssaultAwareness to post on social media. This month, use your voice and any platform you have to spread the word to end sexual assault in the U.S., and all over the world. Another way to participate this month is to wear the color teal to honor survivors and keep the conversation going.
Sexual assault is a horrific problem, but the good news is that prevention is possible, and it’s happening more and more. By ending the stigma and continuing support and awareness programs, we are slowly but surely able to lower the amount of sexual assaults that occur every year.
Read more statistics about about child sexual abuse.
Millions of women in the United States have experienced rape.
Young women are especially at risk.
Read more statistics about campus sexual violence.
Millions of men in the United States have been victims of rape.
21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students have been sexually assaulted, compared to 18% of non-TGQN females, and 4% of non-TGQN males.17
The likelihood that a person suffers suicidal or depressive thoughts increases after sexual violence.
People who have been sexually assaulted are more likely to use drugs than the general public.11
Sexual violence also affects victims’ relationships with their family, friends, and co-workers.12
Victims are at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
An estimated 80,600 inmates each year experience sexual violence while in prison or jail.15
14,900 military members experienced unwanted sexual contact in the fiscal year ending September, 2016.16
The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) is working towards the elimination of domestic and sexual violence throughout the state. NCEDSV began in 1980 as the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. This year, NCEDSV expanded its mission to be a statewide voice advocating for the prevention and elimination of domestic and sexual violence through partnering with communities, and now has an office in Las Vegas in addition to its Reno base of operations. The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence provides education and support to over 15 programs throughout Nevada that directly handle domestic and sexual violence incidents.
Though NCEDSV does not provide direct shelter or crisis services, our local Las Vegas member programs Safe Nest (www.safenest.org or 702-877-0133), S.A.F.E. House (www.safehousenv.org or 702-877-0133), and the Rape Crisis Center (www.rcclv.org or 702-385-2153), are available to help. You can also receive assistance through the National Domestic Violence hotline (800-799-7233), the National Sexual Assault hotline (800-799-7233), or you can visit NCEDSV’s website www.ncedsv.org to find services throughout Nevada.
Again – if you, or anyone you know is experiencing any of these, or experiences them in the future, call the police or click here for the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline. Sexual assault is a crime and is not something that should ever be taken lightly. Do not be afraid to speak out if this happens to you.