Women’s studies honor society holds sexual assault awareness event

Women’s studies honor society holds sexual assault awareness event

PROVO, Utah – As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women’s Studies Honor Society held an information fair at Brigham Young University on April 11.

According to the Center for Women and Children in Crisis, one in three women in Utah will be a victim of sexual assault. In addition, a display at the fair explained that sexual assault is not only rape, but also fondling and unwanted touching.

Event Coordinator Caroline Bailey said she hopes people will learn what they can do to change this violence against women.

“I hope people first begin to legitimize that rape and sexual assault is a reality at BYU and in Utah. But also (be) involved – I mean, we have some incredible organizations here today,” Bailey said.

Bailey said she encourages both men and women to speak up and volunteer for organizations that educate and work with victims of sexual assault.

The Women’s Studies Honor Society will also be holding a presentation with sexual assault prevention expert Dr. Lindsay Orchowski of Brown University. She will speak on April 13 at 7 p.m. in room 250 of the Spencer W. Kimball Tower.

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