The Vagina Monologues – Advocating for Women’s Rights and Honoring Their Lived Experiences

Disclaimer: Some of the material could be a trigger so please take care of yourself.

This first monologue is to honor the refugee women from Bosnia and Kosovo who were sent to rape camps in 1993.

My vagina is angry

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

To talk with someone immediately, please call our 24-Hour Resource Line at 888.99.VOICE (888.998.6423). 

KCSARC is a victim-advocacy organization that provides critical support, tools, and direct services to children, teens, women and men who are victims of sexual assault. KCSARC works with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds.

KCSARC has the expertise to help victims heal and become survivors. Our philosophy is to provide services to victims and their families in a holistic and coordinated way so that victims and their support networks have the skills and knowledge needed to heal. Over half of KCSARC’s clients are under the age of 18, and it is not uncommon for a family to receive multiple services which may include:

Crisis Response
Every hour of the day, KCSARC has trained advocates ready to help you via its 24-Hour Resource Line. You can get help by calling 888.99.VOICE. Our advocates will answer your call, provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, and on-going support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

https://www.kcsarc.org/

Campus Law Enforcement Has a Significant Role in Addressing and Responding to College Sexual Assault

  • 86% of sworn campus law enforcement officials have legal authority to make an arrest outside of the campus grounds.
  • 86% of sworn campus law enforcement agencies have a staff member responsible for rape prevention programming.
  • 70% of campus law enforcement agencies have memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with local law enforcement.
  • 72% of campus law enforcement agencies have a staff member responsible for survivor response and assistance.
  • Among 4-year academic institutions with 2,500 students or more, 75% employ armed officers, a 10% increase in the last decade.

https://www.rainn.org/

Sexual violence on campus is pervasive.

  • 13% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students).
  • Among graduate and professional students, 9.7% of females and 2.5% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
  • Among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
  • 5.8% of students have experienced stalking since entering college.

Student or not, college-age adults are at high risk for sexual violence.

  • Male college-aged students (18-24) are 78% more likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.
  • Female college-aged students (18-24) are 20% less likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.

https://www.rainn.org/safety-students

https://www.rainn.org/statistics/campus-sexual-violence

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