Sexual assault is a pressing issue that has been plaguing the world for centuries. It is widespread and prevalent across the world, and especially prominent in big cities like London, Mumbai, Washington, or Lagos, according to CNN’s Meera Senthilingam. In Asia alone, 87% of women have experienced some form of sexual assault in countries like Vietnam and India. It is important to limit and prevent the rapid and frequent occurrences of sexual assault in our world.
Many countries, including the United States, have instituted sexual assault/rape hotlines to report instances of sexual assault. This is a great policy that helps government and public officials know and help with the negative effects of sexual assault. They can make policies towards limiting sexual assault as well. Additionally, many countries have victim networks that have been created to display the impact sexual assault has on one’s life. This broadens the discussion about sexual assault and informs more people about strategies to prevent themselves and others from being victims.
Sexual assault is a horrifying concept, and we must work together to limit its (current) vast reach.