Northeastern Center encourages community members to wear teal ribbons throughout April to demonstrate their support of victims of sexual assault; Teal ribbons are the universal symbol of Sexual Assault Awareness.
One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed assault. Every 73 seconds, another person becomes a victim of this statistic, with children becoming victims every 9 minutes. Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without consent. Consent must be given and can be taken away at any time; it’s more than a yes or a no and must be honored. The impact of sexual assault is most significant for the person assaulted and yet, extends beyond the individual. Sexual assault impacts family, friends, and communities. With April being sexual assault awareness month, we are reaching out to engage our community in taking a stand against sexual assault and hoping to provide safe spaces for those impacted.