April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

March 28, 2014

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During the month of April, the UNH community as well as many other communities across the nation will be participating in Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The National Sexual Violence and Resource Center states that the Sexual Assault Awareness Month is intended to “raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.”

This April, UNH’s very own Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) will be organizing programs and events to engage students and the UNH community in standing up against sexual assault and violence across the campus.

Be sure to attend and participate in these events run by SHARPP this April!

UNH Anti-Violence Rally & Walk

Thursday, April 10th 12:30pm -2:00pm- Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt

This event welcomes UNH students, faculty, staff and other local community members to raise their voice on sexual assault and "step out to end violence at UNH.” Meet at the Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt at 12:30 and participate in a rally that walks around the UNH campus, as well as attend a reading of UNH’s Community Proclamation Against violence and a student call to action to end violence at UNH.

SHARPP Film Series

Invisible War: Tuesday, April 15, 2013, 6 - 8pm- MUB Theater I

Rape in the Fields: Thursday, April 17, 2013, 12:40 - 2pm- MUB Theater I

Wear ribbons to show support for taking a stand against sexual assault and violence.

For everyone:Wear a teal ribbon to show your support for sexual assault awareness during the month of April 

For Men:Join the White Ribbon Campaign and make the pledge to end violence against women and show support by wearing a white ribbon during April

Be sure to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month and share information with your peers by liking the UNH SHARPP Facebook page and following the UNH SHARPP Twitter page, as well as stay updated on news and events!

For ANY concerns or questions about sexual assault and violence for yourself or others, be sure reach out and contact SHARPP for 24/7 information, resources and support. 

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Hi Mollie, I think this is a great blog post. It's important especially on a college campus to speak out about sexual assault and how we can do something as a community to prevent it. SHARPP is a great resource on campus and they do so much to help be there for students.

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