This is a two part segment about a March 31st New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Walk in Hamilton NJ to raise money and awareness about the national epidemic of sexual assault. Primarily using Facebook my wife Deborah Jacobs organized walk team Deborah Badger to raise money and recruit walkers. She and her team raised more than $3,400.
I am really amazed by the high number of sexual assaults and the lack of attention given this common occurrence. The pain and suffering alone should cause a national uproar, but it seems we want to pretend the assaults are not happening.
The basic statistics clearly state we have a serious problem that puts millions at risk, but especially children and women. 44% of victims are under age 18, 80% are under age 30, Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, There is an average of 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year, 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail, Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance (for more information follow this link http://www.rainn.org/statistics)
This is an issue we all must bring to light and push for action. What can we do? We must take action in in our personal and public lives? Contact your local anti-sexual assault organization and visit www.rainn.org to learn more about the problem. But the most important action to take is to talk about it.
Also visit the Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Center website . This site has some very good information about sexual assault.
Photos from the walk.
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