Sexual violence survivors deserve protection
Under the current state law, most victims do not have access to civil protection orders unless their assailant is someone with whom they have an existing intimate relationship, they have reported the attack and the case is being pursued for criminal prosecution. If Senate Bill 58, The Sexual Violence Protection Act, is passed, that will change. Sexual violence affects everyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ability and sexual orientation. Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population has experienced some form of sexual violence ranging from rape and child sexual abuse to human trafficking and sexual harassment.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
Educate Yourself -- Learn the Facts
It May Just Save a Child's Life!!