Sexual Assault Awareness workshop to stress awareness, avoidance

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Sexual Assault Awareness workshop to stress awareness, avoidance

SAAMLogoby Danielle Storley

A Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop will be held at the Pensacola campus Student Center on Friday April 19, from 11 a.m. to 12.p.m.

The workshop is intended for both men and women, stressing the importance of avoiding dangerous situations.

There will be detailed discussions about motives for rape and how it’s a crime of power and control.

The workshop will also cover the advantages and disadvantages of resistance. Community resource referrals will be provided for those who need help.

The month of April had been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month since 2001. Supporters are encouraged to wear a teal ribbon in support.

According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention: Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives.

There will also be free lunch provided for anyone participating in the workshop.

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