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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: We Hear a Survivor's Story


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year marks 18 years of sexual assault-centered activism. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in three women and one in six men have experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime in America.


There are organizations across Southwest Florida that are working to raise awareness about sexual assault this month. The Punta Gorda-based Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is hosting several events that revolve around advocacy, knowledge and self-defense. Wendy J. Silva from C.A.R.E. joins us in the studio to discuss the events, and their importance in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And Lesley Barton also joins us in the studio to share her experience as a sexual assault survivor and advocate.

Find details on events hosted by the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies Inc. (C.A.R.E.) here.