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Alcohol Safety Tips for Women

Going out for a drink is a fun and popular social activity for many people. However, alcohol can severely impair a person’s judgement, motor skills, and other important functions—which can raise the risk of falling victim to a violent crime. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), between
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The History of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 is the 20th official anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. For years before its declaration, advocates have fought to increase awareness of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment in order to prevent and end sexual violence. The history of Sexual Assault Awareness Month has deep roots in
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Important Sexual Assault Statistics To Know

Sexual assault occurs when one person makes sexual contact with another without his or her consent. A vastly underreported crime, sexual assault affects millions of Americans each year. If you or a loved one have experienced sexual assault, you are not alone—and the following statistics can help you better understand this act
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What to Do If You See a Sexual Assault Taking Place

Sexual assault is a violent crime that affects thousands of people each year. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), one person in the United States experiences sexual assault every 73 seconds. While the only person responsible for an assault is the perpetrator, bystander intervention can help prevent or
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How to Report a Sexual Assault

The majority of sexual violence survivors do not report their assault to the police. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults result in a police report. Additionally, 13% of survivors did not report the crime out of the belief that the
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Common Feelings of Sexual Assault Survivors

Sexual assault is a traumatic experience and can manifest in physical, emotional, and behavioral changes. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, it is important to remember that your emotions are valid and a normal response for the type of trauma you experience. There are certain emotions that many survivors experience
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Safety Tips for Women Traveling Alone

For women, traveling alone can be an exciting experience—but it can also be very risky. Women traveling without a partner may be vulnerable to sexual assault, theft, and other violent acts. Whether you plan to visit a new location or are going home to visit friends and family, it is important to
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How Long Does a Sex Crime Conviction Stay on a Record?

A sex crime is a very serious criminal conviction. Every state has its own laws surrounding sex crimes, along with its own sex offender registries. Depending on the state where the crime occurred, perpetrators will likely need to register as sex offenders for several years, if not for life. Their criminal records
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