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Sexual Assault “Not Just A Woman’s Issue”

by: Sara Hart- Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator for HOPE Center

Rape … it can happen anytime, any place. It does not only happen to women, but also to men and children. Rape should not be just a “woman’s issue,” but an issue that our community as a whole needs to address and demand that it will no longer be silenced.
In a recent article it was stated that there has been four sexual assaults reported to Faribault law enforcement since January 2011. HOPE Center has worked with 22 victim/survivors of sexual assault since January 2011. These clients were informed what their options/rights are, may have been placed in safe housing, perhaps assisted in writing an Order for Protection/Harassment Restraining Order, given support during an evidentiary exam, and/or given emotional support.

Read more here.

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2 Responses to Sexual Assault “Not Just A Woman’s Issue”

  1. Bonnie Hamann says:

    Thank you for using the word rape. It is annoying for people to use the phrase sexual abuse or sexual misconduct cuz I feel like it really candy coats a really vulgar and horrible act.

    Is there a way that I can do a blog for you guys with my story? I am much better at writing it or even speaking it than writing a poem or something short about it.

    Anyhow let me know. You may remember me I came and spoke to a support group and have the ability to show HOPE to other survivors!

    Thanks again,


    • estaab says:

      Bonnie thank you for your words, and we would love for your to share your story with us! Please e-mail me at estaab (at)

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