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Here are some statistics that should shock you:
-Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
-44% of victims that have been raped, sexually assaulted, abused or victims of incest are below the age of 18.
-In 2003, statistics showed that 1 out of 10 men have been rape victims.
-In 2003, 9 out of every 10 rape victims was female.
-93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.

All of these statistics and more can be found at RAINN: the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the nation. RAINN provides counseling to victims, runs a sexual assault hotline (online and offline), supports victims seeking justice against their attackers, provides education on sexual violence, and is a leader in bringing national attention to sex crimes.

RAINN has helped over a million men and women who have been the victims of sexual assault by providing a National Sexual Assault Hotline that offers confidential round the clock services. If you have been the victim of rape, abuse, or sexual assault call 1-800-656-HOPE or visit rainn.org.

If you know someone who has been a victim please visit RAINN’s Help a Loved One’s page which offers advice, guidance and support.

To learn more on how to reduce the risk of assault, reporting an assault, or the laws and resources in your state regarding sex crimes visit RAINN.

Fact: “4100 children die every day due to preventable water related diseases,
women waste hours each day in the search for water.”

Fact: “Girls are denied an education because they are tasked with fetching water, or drop out of school in adolescence because of inadequate sanitation facilities.”

These facts and many more can be found at End Water Poverty, a coalition of 185 members in 55 countries dedicated to ending the water and sanitation crisis that exists in our world.

Some of End Water Poverty’s campaigns include the establishment of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership in 2007, World’s Longest Toilet Queue, World Walks for Water and numerous other campaigns.

Will you join in the fight to End Water Poverty?