• Rape is defined as forcible sexual relations with someone against their will, meaning without their explicit consent.
  • Rape is not about sex; it is about power.
  • It is not the stranger in the bushes; most rapes occur by someone known to the victim.
  • Rape is never the victim's fault.
  • Victims of rape should seek help immediately, to identify their attacker to the police and to receive support from a trusted individual or organization on how to recover from the attack.
  • Help may always be found; if you have been victimized, there are hotlines which offer support and understanding. Call1-800-656-HOPE.

1 in 10
women will be victimized.

College aged women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted.

Approximately 73% of victims know their assailant.

1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, usually by other men.