The statistics are alarming.
According to health officials, “1 in 5 women will be a victim of sexual assault while in college, 1 in 9 girls will be forced to have sex, and 1 in 10 teens will be hurt on purpose by someone they are dating.”
And for young Black girls and women, the numbers are even more startling. Back in 2007, the National Black Women’s Health Project found that by age 18, nearly half of Black women have experienced “coercive contact of a sexual nature,” and for every Black woman who reported a rape, at least 15 others did not.
Recently, the Obama Administration launched the “1 is 2 Many” campaign to end sexual violence. Spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden–who has been fighting to protect women since he introduced the Violence Against Women Act in Congress in 1990–“1 is 2 Many” seeks to reduce incidents of sexual assault and violence, particularly in young people ages 16-24.
The aid the cause, the Administration created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and has rolled out a PSA teaching young men what they can do to put an end to sexual assault.
Take a look: