Family Resources is dedicated to preventing and stopping sexual assault in our communities, and helping to provide and coordinate treatment and recovery services for victims.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During this time, we conduct events and awareness campaigns to bring light to the problem, which exists in every community and through all walks of life.
A couple of the activities this month include:
Denim Day – to be observed on Wednesday, April 25. On this day, we encourage people to wear jeans to work. This is the result of an Italian court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans. In a ruling that outraged the world, the court decided that the victim must have helped remove her own jeans. Click here for more information.
Take Back the Night — to be held Thursday, April 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Schwiebert Park in downtown Rock Island. Click here for more information.
We’ll talk more on this blog about these events as they approach.
To help raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) has developed a video. Some of our staff appear in the video – Nicole Cisne Durbin, Jackie Gonzalez, and Michelle Kurz.
Please watch this video and pass the link to this post to anyone who would be interested.