Tues, April 29th is "REPORT IT NOW" Day in honor of Sexual Violence Against Women Advocate, Angela Shelton in conjuction with PAVE!
April is "Sexual Assault Awareness Month" and a time for Survivors to band together and Educate Men and Women about the dangers of sexual assault and domestic violence!
The Report IT Campaign is a nationwide state-to-state rally to Report sexual violence and abuse on the same day! It was created to raise awareness on the vast under-reporting of sexual assault including rape, incest, and abuse.
Report IT exists to showcase solidarity in the movement to end sexual violence as well as a call to action to stop the systemic revictimization of victims that discourages reporting. This campaign is inclusive of men, women, children, trans-gendered and trans-sexual individuals and everyone who has ever been affected by sexual violence or abuse. You do not have to show up if you were a victim - show up if someone you care about was a victim too!
The Report IT Campaign features an anonymous online reporting system to gather statistics on the occurrences of sex crimes.
The online form is anonymous and is strictly for the Report IT campaign and will not be shared with the authorities. If your case is open, please do not share your real name and fill out the form under "Anonymous."
On April 29, if you have EVER been sexually assaulted, abused as a child, or a victim of domestic violence, REPORT IT NOW! This is an ANONYMOUS form that let's legislators know just how many of us Survivors there are out there! Many of us (including me) have never reported our assaults, for fear of repercussions or fear of the judicial system. Now is our chance! Do it PROUDLY and LOUDLY and ANONYMOUSLY!!
We will all show up together at our local courthouses on April 29, 2008! Whether you officially Reported IT or not - please show up at your local courthouse.
It has been shown that over 80% over sexual assaults go unreported. Moreover, sexual assault survivors across the country are often re-victimized upon reporting the crime to the authorities.
April 29 Rally Locations:
Blacksburg , VA
Fort Worth, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Rolling Meadows, IL
San Diego, CA
White Plains, NY
Columbus, OH Rally!
I will be there! Please email me if you'd like more information on attending! edensurvivor at yahoo dot com
Location of Columbus Rally:
Franklin County Court House
373 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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