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Rape by an Intimate Partner

April 29, 2021 - 11:23 am

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

 

According to National Sexual Violence Resource Center, it is estimated that 734,630 people were threatened with or actually raped in the United States in 2018.  The study also stated that nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives. More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance; for male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped.

 

In this story, we want to acknowledge survivors of sexual assault and their hope to educate the community as well as support other survivors.

 

Krisy, whose last name is not shared to protect her identity, spoke with KBCS’s Kevin Henry about how a family intervention saved her life and helped her escape from an abusive relationship.

 

Producer: Kevin Henry and Yuko Kodama

Resources for help:

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Friends and Family Guide

New Beginnings (Available 24 hours): 206-522-9472

DAWN (Available 24 hours): 425-656-7867

Mother Nation Services for indigenous families

APICHAYA Services for Asian families

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (Available 24 hours) : 1-800-799-7233

Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

 

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