It's On Us to Stop Sexual Assault
It's On Us
Stop Sexual Assault
Girls and young women experience high rates of violence. Young women between the ages of 20-24 are the most vulnerable age group to be impacted by dating violence and sexual assault, followed by young women ages 16-19.
College campuses are not a safe haven. 1 in 5 women in the U.S. today is sexually assaulted while in college, with most assaults occurring during their freshman and sophomore years.
In most cases of sexual assault, the victim knows the perpetrator. In the majority of these cases (75-80%), she knows her attacker, whether as an acquaintance, classmate, friend, or (ex) boyfriend.
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There are many ways to get involved:
Sign the pledge. Pledge to take a stand against sexual assault.
Join the conversation. Follow @ItsOnUs and use the hashtag #ItsOnUs to join the conversation around the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses and how to stop it.
Share the knowledge. “It’s On Us” has created two public service announcements on the importance of being an active bystander. Share these through your social media networks.
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