November is Family Violence Prevention Month
(#ABFVPM) and the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (www.aasas.ca) would like to invite you to make some noise for Survivors of sexual assault and be a part of the #IBelieveYou campaign – a public awareness campaign that is celebrating how Albertans are standing up in support of survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse.
Building on the tremendous success of its first year, Alberta’s award-winning #IBelieveYou campaign is taking advantage of what organizers say is an unprecedented sea-change in public opinion—a dramatic culture shift toward standing with survivors of sexual assault by “believing as a first step”.
Sexual assault is a severely under-reported crime—upwards of 97% of incidents go unreported. More than ever, the public is understanding that believing is a form of prevention because people who receive a positive response are significantly more likely to get help, seek justice, and help stop sexual assault.