Tuesday, April 03, 2007

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

One in every six women and one in every 33 men will be victims of an sexual assault. The numbers are overwhelming. The devastation of the assaults is even more overwhelming. Many of the victims are under the age of 18 years old. The damage can last a life time. Victims of early abuse are often repeatedly victimized in later years. Some victimize others later in life. There is a definite cycle of abuse related to early sexual assault. We believe getting the word out can help. Telling our personal stories and how this has affect our lives is important. We believe that healing is possible with a lot of work.Treatment must be available. Laws need to be enforced. Victims need to be able to speak out without fear of being re victimized by the system. Knowledge is a powerful tool and our friend.

8 comments:

Jade said...

The statistics are awful aren't they. I definately agree about how helpful it is to share ones story. I know mines been shared many times and each time it becomes a little easier. Not only to share but to acknowledge. Stay strong Wanda! ((((((W))))))

wolfbaby said...

So very true and so very important.

Mustafa ┼×enalp said...

I like your site very much. Thanks for your interest. Have a good day

Dreaming again said...

*hugs*

MYSTI said...

You are so very right! It is important.

Blessings.

mysti

jumpinginpuddles said...

its sad but survivors rock more than victims

MYSTI said...

Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Easter.

((Wanda))

Marj aka Thriver said...

Thanks for raising awareness and for stopping by with your kind support, even with so much to deal with yourself. You are truly a blogging angel and I want to give you safe hugs. (((((Wanda)))))