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For more information about Volunteering, please contact:  Loresha Phillips at (919) 307-1810

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Sexual abuse and assault are unfortunately widespread issues that impact many women globally. Here are some statistics that shed light on the prevalence of these crimes:


Global Prevalence: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.


National Statistics (United States):


  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that every 73 seconds, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.

  • In the U.S., 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped at some time in their lives.

  • About 51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.

  • The vast majority (91%) of victims of rape and sexual assault are female.


Underreporting: It's important to note that sexual assault is often underreported due to factors like fear of retaliation, stigma, and mistrust in the justice system. It's estimated that only 5-20% of sexual assaults are reported to authorities.


Impact on Mental Health: Survivors of sexual abuse and assault often experience long-term psychological consequences, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.


Intersectionality: Women from marginalized communities, such as LGBTQ+ individuals, women of color, and women with disabilities, are at higher risk of experiencing sexual violence due to intersecting forms of discrimination and systemic oppression.


As of January 2022, African American women experience sexual assault and abuse at alarming rates compared to other demographic groups in the United States. Here are some relevant statistics:

Prevalence: African American women are disproportionately affected by sexual violence. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 22% of Black women have experienced rape in their lifetime.

Underreporting: It's important to note that sexual assault is significantly underreported across all demographics, and African American women may face additional barriers to reporting, including fear of retaliation, mistrust of law enforcement, and cultural stigma.


Intersectionality: Intersectionality, the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, magnifies the vulnerability of African American women to sexual violence. Factors such as socioeconomic status, access to resources, and systemic racism compound the risks they face.


Victimization in Other Contexts: African American women are also disproportionately affected by sexual abuse within other contexts, such as in the criminal justice system. For instance, there have been documented cases of sexual abuse and harassment of incarcerated Black women by correctional officers and other prisoners.


Impact on Mental Health: Sexual violence can have profound and long-lasting effects on survivors' mental health, and African American women may face additional challenges in accessing culturally competent mental health services.


These statistics underscore the urgent need for comprehensive efforts to address sexual violence and support survivors, particularly within the African American community. This includes community-based initiatives, culturally sensitive support services, and policy changes aimed at preventing sexual violence and promoting healing and justice.

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