While all domestic violence is an issue - statistics worldwide show that women are more likely to be beaten, maimed and generally abused than men. This makes standing up for women's rights as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.
President Obama Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH, 2009
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
"To make continued progress, my Administration supports efforts to help Americans better understand this issue. Working together, we can reduce the incidence of sexual assault and help all who have experienced this heinous crime.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2009, as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I urge all Americans to respond to sexual assault by creating policies at work and school, by engaging in discussions with family and friends, and by making the prevention of sexual assault a priority in their communities." source