It started in the late 1970’s when women in England protested against violence. They walked the streets at night and called it “Take Back the Night.” Word spread to other countries as the protesters increased in numbers.
In 2001, the USA joined the movement and declared April as “Sexual Awareness Month.” Since then there have been so many wonderful organizations that have formed, and joined forces in educating us on what is, and what is not acceptable when it comes to sexual assault.
One organization that is making a positive impact is “It’s On Us.”
Their goal is:
- To RECOGNIZE, that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
- To IDENTIFY situations in which, sexual assault may occur.
- To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
- To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.
Let’s make a change and take the pledge. IT’S ON US!