According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime. According to UNICEF, nearly 1 in 4 adolescent girls ages 15-19 experience physical violence and approximately 120 million girls under the age of 20 worldwide have experienced rape or other forms of sexual assault.
To stop the persistence of rape culture, its critical that ALL of us call out and correct rape myths when we hear them – whether they are spoken in real life, online, by friends, colleagues, or family members.
For example, these three myths are not only factually inaccurate, but can be especially harmful for survivors on their path to healing from violence:
It's our shared responsibility to correct these myths with the facts:
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