This episode is one that is very close to my heart.
Given that rape is the most common violent crime on campuses, it is likely that someone you know and love was a victim of sexual violence during college.
Due to volume, I am unable to accept requests via email. We also have two of Mariska’s written articles: Telling Amy’s Story, and Speaking Out Against College Rape.
You have the power to save lives.” ~*~ Mariska Hargitay Blog post originally found here at the Huffington Post.
Tags1 in 4 women are raped in college, Christine Lahti, college rape, Joyful Heart Foundation, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, law and order svu, mariska hargitay, Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, rape victim advocacy, sexual assault, svu This article, written by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress and Joyful Heart Foundation organization founder Mariska Hargitay, was published originally on AOL’s TV Squad.
More than 32 million Americans are affected by domestic violence each year.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States, with women aged 16-24 most vulnerable to intimate partner violence.
The survey found that of dating freshmen and seniors have experienced violence and abusive dating behaviors in their lifetime, with more than half of those surveyed saying they have difficulty identifying what constitutes dating abuse.