Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Proclamation

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

WHEREAS, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to draw attention to the prevalence of the widespread devastating abuse of power- one that affects people of every age, race, sex, gender identity, national origin, socioeconomic background, and religion; and

WHEREAS, rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are harmful within our community with one in five women and one in 67 men sexually assaulted at some point in their; and

WHEREAS, child sexual abuse prevention must be a priority to confront the reality that one in six little boys and one in four little girls will experience sexual assault before turning 18 years of age; and

WHEREAS, on college campuses, one in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted during their college years; and

WHEREAS, 2022 marks the twenty first anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year’s campaign theme being We can Build Safe Online Spaces Together-jointly we can publicly support victims, share educational information about assault and online harassment, and take a strong stance against victim blaming comments, especially in online spaces; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Greg Hood, Mayor of Springtown, by virtue of the authority vested in me do hereby proclaim April 2022 as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in the City of Springtown.  We join Freedom House as they help survivors of sexual assault by supporting the eradication of sexual assault through improving victim safety and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions against members of our community.

In testimony whereof, witness my hand and the Seal of the City of Springtown, this 31st day of March 2022.