April is now "Sexual Assault Awareness Month" throughout Wisconsin after a proclamation by Gov. Tony Evers.
"It's important to increase awareness of sexual violence and how it affects everyone," Evers said in a news release. "We must continue to work together to prevent sexual violence while providing pathways to recovery for survivors."
Evers noted that one in three women and one in six men in Wisconsin will experience sexual violence in their lives. He also said one in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18.
"It's important to increase awareness of sexual violence and how it affects everyone." — Gov. Tony Evers
The proclamation also takes note that women of color are historically marginalized and disproportionately affected by sexual violence.
"Sexual Assault Awareness Month" in Wisconsin takes place at the same time as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.