FACT: Over one-third of all women in this country will be sexually assaulted or abused during their lifetimes. In Virginia, in 1997, there were 1774 reported rapes. According to the FBI, this represents between 10 and 20 percent of the actual number of rapes.
-- Project Horizon. Common Myths About Sexual Assault
Sexual assault and rape affect thousands and thousands of women each year - in America and around the world. While women are disproportionately the targets of sexual violence, it is important to acknowledge that men are also survivors of sexual assault and rape.
The First Response Action Coalition has compiled a list of resources for survivors of sexual assault and rape. If you know of other resources that would be valuable to survivors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to share these resources with someone you know who may have been sexually assaulted.
- Women's Health: http://www.womenshealth.gov/FAQ/sexual-assault.cfm
- RAINN: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network http://www.womenshealth.gov/FAQ/sexual-assault.cfm or call (toll-free): 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)
- State Sexual Assault Coalitions: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/statesexual.htm
No matter what your situation, you are not alone. There are people and resources available to help you!