Writing Assignment 4: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Zachary Fisher-Edelglass May 2, 2013 JRN160 Professor Bogardus Writing Assignment 4 For Immediate Release Sexual Assault Awareness Month Contact: Zachary Fisher-Edelglass, Women In Need (WIN) 1-800-WIN-HELP [email protected] May 2 - Women in Need (WIN) is sponsoring May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. WIN is asking for help from members of communities across the country to help spread the word. Preventing sexual violence should be a commitment from everyone in the community. Awareness and an understanding of these silent crimes is important to stopping them. One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will become the victim of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. There are many ways to combat sexual crimes, even though sexual violence is not usually talked about openly. Families are encouraged to have age appropriate discussions about love and relationships. Educators should also teach and enforce non-violent conflict resolution skills and
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Unformatted text preview: values that promote anti-bullying. Employers are encouraged to contribute resources to programs that abide by policies against sexual harassment. Community groups are welcomed to invite WIN into their meetings to help educate people on how they can identify and support a victim of violence. Young people can learn about positive relationships and reach out to at-risk peers. By parents teaching their children to respect others at a young age, they are already promoting change. The prevention of any crime begins with awareness and the commitment and resolve to get involved. Women in Need (WIN) is a non profit organization that is dedicated to helping victims of violent and sexual crimes. For more information, please visit win.org or contact: Zachary Fisher-Edelglass, Women in Need, Phone (1-800)-WIN-HELP; E-mail: [email protected] ###...
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