College Holds Sexual Violence Awareness Rally

(Gillette, Wyo.) Wednesday night on campus, students and faculty of Gillette College gathered to host "Take Back the Night," a march to help prevent sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness to how sexual violence impacts every person in the community. Young people experience heightened rates of sexual violence, and youth ages 12-17 are 2.5 times as likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault. On campus, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time in college. There are long-term as well as short-term impacts on your overall health and well-being if you have been sexually assaulted. The effects can be felt at any time, regardless of how long ago it happened. Wednesday's march was a collaboration between Gillette College's Counseling Services, Active Minds, and the Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation, in a hope is to end sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms, and last night's event was just one of hundreds that are held in over thirty countries each year. #county17 #news