From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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About 1 in 5 women have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.
About 1 in 15 men have been made to penetrate someone else during their lifetime.
Stopping sexual violence before it happens is a CDC priority.
It can be prevented.
CDC has developed a technical package to help states and communities use the best available evidence to prevent sexual violence.
STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE
- Teach skills to prevent sexual violence.
- Provide opportunities to empower and support girls and women.
- Create protective environments.
- Support victims/survivors to lessen harms.
- Promote social norms that protect against violence.
It is important to monitor and evaluate your efforts while the field of violence prevention continues to evolve.
Be a part of the solution. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention
Your prevention efforts may involve developing new partnerships or working across sectors, including:
- Public Health
- Health Care Services
- Social Services
- Non-Governmental Organizations
Together We Can Stop Sexual Violence.
Use CDC’s technical package to begin or expand your prevention efforts.