College Rape Awareness and Prevention Week 2013
Did you know?
- Every day 2 people report being raped or sexually assaulted in Austin?
- 80% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 30? (US Dept. of Justice)
- Nearly 1 in 4 women will experience a completed and/or attempted rape at some point during her college career? (NSVRC)
- 83% of college men respect their partner’s wishes about sexual activity (RAINN)
- 10% of all rape survivors are male. (RAINN)
These numbers clearly show the need for communities, local rape crisis centers and college campuses to come together to prevent and raise awareness of sexual assault, and also respond to survivors with support. The best way to address and prevent sexual violence on college campuses is to enlist the help of both male and female bystanders. Doing this requires top administrators, athletics, fraternities, sororities, faculty, women's centers, counselors and others to speak out against sexual violence of any kind (whether the act is a sexist remark, rape or something in between). Creating a community that does not tolerate sexual violence of any kind is crucial. Small steps can help create a campus that is more aware and less tolerant of these crimes. Make sure everyone on your campus knows that sexual violence is not tolerated in any form!
College RAAP Week is a SafePlace campaign to raise awareness and educate students about the prevention sexual violence on college campuses. RAAP is a grassroots program designed to help empower college students to foster respect, equality, civility, healthy relationships and healthy sexuality in a campus community. In addition, RAAP week seeks to increase awareness of sexual violence and recovery resources on college campuses and in Austin. We plan to reach over 4,500 people with this year’s campaign. We need your help to make a difference and hope you will participate by hosting an information booth on your campus. It is easy and simple to get involved, join us today!
RAAP weeks will be March 18-22 and March 25-29, Tues-Thurs of each week. Campuses are encouraged to choose 2 days to host an information booth and SafePlace staff /volunteers to come to your campus.
SafePlace will provide all the materials (such as posters and palm cards to distribute) and work with students and campus organizations to pass out palm cards on campus.
If you are interested in our upcoming event or in organizing your community to help end sexual violence, please contact Amy Allen, Community Organizer at 512.356.1690.