This week is Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence and to provide an opportunity for any organisation or individual to engage in dialogue.
The Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week occurs on the first full week of February. So this year that takes place from 5th to 11th February.
So why is there an awareness week?
For many years lots of organisations working in the sector of sexual abuse & violence were investing time, resources and funding into developing campaigns that – the team behind #itsnotok felt were not getting far and wide enough reach to the public. They felt that the campaigns they were seeing from various organisations were “so powerful and informative and they needed to be elevated”.
They (the team behind Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week) believe this week is an opportunity for anyone that wants to use their voice to join a conversation with thousands of others. Together people can amplify the voices that should be heard, spotlight the support services and engage those outside of our sector, in the discussion.
So a designated week where everyone could all join in one big conversation would help get more coverage of the subject and a greater breadth of conversation, was created.
Plenty of law firms and charities are getting behind this campaign and week – further raising vital awareness. You can find out more on the website as well as accessing some of the resources.
Or use the hashtag #itsnotok.