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2 Date Rape By Nora Freyman and Jordi Chervitz

3 3 Reasons to be Aware It is preventable Research indicates that date rape victims are often affected for many years by emotional trauma they experience after the tragic event 97,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape And most importantly…

4 Make a Difference ! To make a difference you can… Be Aware and take precautions Inform your friends Support RAINN…

5 RAINN RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. You can… Staff a Hotline for victims Volunteer at your local rape crisis center Raise money to support programs Raise Awareness through public education efforts like RAINN Day!

6 What is being done? Drink Safe Technology has invented small cards and test strips to test your drink no matter where you are. Self defense courses for women In Australia there is a campaign called “Drug Rape-Watch yourself, watch your friends”. Information is being posted in multiple public locations to help potential victims. There are more harsh consequences for date rape drugs used that render the victim unconscious and limit memory

7 Characteristics of a Victim year olds represent the largest group of victims at 33% More than 86% of victims are females The residence of the victim as the most commonly noted location of the sexual assault (70%). Other common locations included schools, hotel/motels, fields, woods, parking lots, roadways, and commercial/office buildings. In 77% of cases a personal weapon was used (hands, feet, or fists) No weapons was noted in 14% of assaults 14% of all victims are between the ages of 18 and 24

8 Why You Should Care 50 – 75% of all reported rapes are caused by date and acquaintance rapes 1 in 4 college women have been raped 90% of college rape survivors knew the attacker before the rape 1 in 15 college men admitted to forcing a woman to have sex

9 Facts Date rape is the most common form of rape One in Four girls are expected to be a victim of rape or attempted rape before 25 Three out of five rapes occur before a woman reaches 18 People who fight off a rapist are more likely to stop the rape

10 Every two minutes a women is sexually assaulted… So during this presentation more than two women were sexually assaulted

11 Bibliography ?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/rape_and_sexual_assault.jsphttp://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp ?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/rape_and_sexual_assault.jsp


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