Oklahoma City, OK

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YWCA's 2 Minute 5K brings awareness to sexual assault rate

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YWCA's 2 Minute 5K and Kiddie 5K raises awareness and helps fund YWCA's programs. (YWCA Oklahoma City / Provided)

"Every two minutes, a man or woman in the United States is sexually assaulted. It's a sobering statistic. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and YWCA Oklahoma City brings awareness to how those statistics affect residents of the Oklahoma City metropolitan community.

Statistics show that Oklahoma has an alarming rate of individuals affected by sexual violence. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), released in 2010, shows almost 25 percent of women in the state have experienced rape and 48 percent have experienced some other type of sexual violence. Nationally, according to the same study, nearly 25 percent of men have been raped or experienced other sexual violence."

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