Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2016

Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, from 1st – 7th February, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable.

The seven-day programme aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about how best to tackle sexual abuse and violence.

The theme of the week is ‘It’s Not Ok’ and individuals and organisations across the country will be getting involved with their own events and campaigns.

All of the biggest events, discussion points and activities can be shared and followed on social media via the hashtag #ItsNotOk.

Did you know:

– Approximately 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped in England and Wales alone every year; that’s roughly 11 rapes (of adults alone) every hour

– Nearly half a million adults are sexually assaulted in England and Wales each year

– 1 in 5 women aged 16 – 59 has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16

#ItsNotOk.

 

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