Sexual Assault Awareness Month
At YWCA Northeast Indiana, April is a time to raise community awareness about the difficult issues of sexual assault. Be a part of ending this serious problem.
On April 1, 2021, Mayor Tom Henry signed a proclamation declaring April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Pictured: Mayor Tom Henry, Emma Walker (YWCA Housing Coordinator), Jennifer Rohlf (YWCA Director of Empowerment), and Allie Sutton (YWCA Intern).
- 1 in 5 women from Indiana have been sexually assaulted (ICESAHT)
- Each rape costs approximately $151,423
- 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18
- More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault
- Among people of color, American Indian (65%), multiracial (59%), Middle Eastern (58%), and Black (53%) respondents of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey were most likely to have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime
Get involved by wearing teal and using it as a conversation starter about topics regarding sexual assault. Don't forget to share your photos and tag us on social media! #SAAM2021
Click here to read stories shared by survivors.
Learn about different processes related to sexual assault from a YWCA staff member, a Deputy Sergeant, the Sexual Assault Treatment Center, and a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: