It happens often

In our world, 1 in 10 men and 1 in 4 women [1] will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. In high school alone, 60% of male students and 85% of female students report sexual harassment [2].

Sadly, the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment is not fully captured in these statistics, as many experiences go unreported. In our lives, we have either encountered someone who has been affected by sexual violence, or we have experienced it ourselves.

There are no bystanders in sexual violence – 100% of us are affected by it.

[1] Sexual Assault Statistics, SACHA Sexual Assault Centre. http://sacha.ca/fact-sheets/statistics.
[2] Lee, V. E., Croninger, R. G., Linn, E., & Chen, X. (1996). The Culture of Sexual Harassment in Secondary Schools. American Education Research Association, 33(2), 383-417.