President Donald Trump declares that the month of April 2017 will be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, reminding Americans that "we all share the responsibility to reduce and ultimately end sexual violence."
Trump mentioned in a White House press release the importance of "changing social norms that accept or allow indifference to sexual violence."
Read the official proclamation here.
“My administration, including the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, will do everything in its power to protect women, children, and men from sexual violence. This includes supporting victims, preventing future abuse, and prosecuting offenders to the full extent of the law,” declared Trump.
The National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an initiative that has been in place since 2001 to help raise awareness to the 300,000 instances of rape or sexual assault that take place in America every year, the Department of Justice records.
We are thankful our President values this initiative.
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