We recommit ourselves this month to establishing a culture of respect and appreciation for the dignity of every human being. Together, we can and must protect our loved ones, families, campuses, and communities from the devastating and pervasive effects of sexual assault.In the face of sexual violence, we must commit to providing meaningful support and services for victims and survivors in the United States and around the world. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2017 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.Late on Friday night (US local time), police in Montana, US received a call from a man in distress: He had come home to find his ex-girlfriend hiding behind his bedroom door, wielding a machete.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
He complied because he feared what she might do to him.
Mears then took off her pants, climbed on top of him and started having sex with him, still holding the machete, the affidavit alleges.
Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of changing social norms that accept or allow indifference to sexual violence.
This can be done by engaging young people to step in and provide peer leadership against condoning violence, and by mobilizing men and boys as allies in preventing sexual and relationship violence.