Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the city of Atlanta recently launched a campaign aimed at increasing awareness and prevention of sexual assault.
The campaign, titled “Take a Stand,” offers resources to both women and men on how to guard their personal safety or get help quickly in the event of an emergency and features a short film about sexual assault and prevention as well as several public service announcements (PSAs).
The PSAs will feature celebrity advocates for rape prevention and so far, Tika Sumpter and Gabrielle Union have filmed clips.
Mayor Reed and the City of Atlanta hope that college campuses, church and community organizations across the country use the video and PSAs to educate students and members in order to have a real impact in reducing sexual assault.
More details about Mayor Reed’s ‘Take a Stand’ campaign + Watch the short film + PSAs below…
According to the U.S. Department of Justice. National Crime Victimization Survey, there is an average of 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. Sexual assaults have fallen by more than 50% in recent years, again according to the National Crime Victimization Survey.
That’s why Mayor Kasim Reed, the City of Atlanta Law Department, Atlanta Police Department and Office of Entertainment launched the city’s first campaign to end sexual assault. The Mayor would like all Atlanta citizens to join this effort to end sexual violence Uber and Circle of 6 have signed on as official partners of the initiative.
The City of Atlanta Law Department and Atlanta Police Department have compiled a list of tips and resources to assist women and men in preventing assault. Recognizing that significant change needs to happen to end sexual assaults, the guide also includes information to support victims of sexual assault. CLICK HERE for more ‘Take A Stand’ resources and tips.