Everyone can help prevent sexual assault

Cheryl Sanders
April 6, 2018

"Because this is still an impactful issue that needs to be addressed, it is important to have time set aside to center the work that happens to prevent sexual violence and support survivors".

"The president officially declared the month of April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month", comedian Jimmy Kimmel jibed on his late-night talk show. The week started off with a self-defense workshop, sponsored by MSU's It's On Us student group. Students who wish to decorate a door on campus are encouraged to do so as well until April 18.

In addition to the pledge, there were social media opportunities at the table, including taking a photo with an "It's on Us" backdrop to flood social media with awareness.

"I got involved with "It's on US" through my internship with [Evaneski] last spring, and I think it's good". The table also showcased fliers for different free ticket events for students to honor the survivors of sexual assault. "It is a unique way to raise awareness". Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions also withdrew important guidance that clarified schools' obligations to protect transgender students from discrimination under Title IX. "We will continue to work with front-line staff as well as community partners to ensure information is available and people receive the support they need".

There were throngs of students lined up at the table, eager to take the pledge. He brought friends over who would bother me.

"I think this is something that everyone should have knowledge about", Delgado said.

Turning Point is an organization that provides services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Additionally, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced this year's intake for community development programs, including Neighbourhoods Alive! and Community Places, will support initiatives focused on women's safety as one of its priority areas.

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