According to UN Women, 1 in 3 women worldwide face some kind of sexual assault at least once in their life. We know these statistics are grossly underreported, such as in India, where it's estimated that a rape occurs every 20 minutes. Most women & girls stay silent about assaults for myriad reasons: societal constraints, victim blaming, fear of police, insensitive health workers, etc. As a result, critical data is not captured, perpetrators are emboldened, and women continue to be victimised.
Through Campus Ambassadors, we plan to reach more youth to educate them on the issue. Each Campus Ambassador will undertake a project to tackle sexual violence on their college campus.
- Confident youth who are connected to the issue. - Engagement with youth across 10 college campuses - Creating confidence to deal with sexual violence.