April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

About 80 people turned out for the Haven's annual luncheon to raise public awareness about sexual violence.

April is designated awareness month for the cause, and officials estimate that most rapes go unreported.

A focus this year is to change men's attitude toward sexual assault.

"I think it's kind of been pinned as more of a female problem, but it's also a male problem," said Tessa Carder, a sexual assault advocate with the Haven's Rape Crisis Center. She added, "And not only does it happen to males but males can help join the team of supporters to stop sexual assault."

Officials estimate one in six women will be sexually assaulted by someone they know.

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