Baltodano & Baltodano LLP Proudly Supports RISE to End Sexual Assault & Gender-Based Violence

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of

attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

90% of adult rape victims are female.

1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.

Children are most vulnerable to sexual abuse

between the ages 7 and 13.

10,600 military serviceman and

9,600 military servicewomen were

sexually assaulted in 2014, a rate unchanged from 2010.

These numbers are not acceptable.  That’s why, for the second consecutive year, Baltodano & Baltodano LLP is proud to be a major sponsor of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a series of San Luis Obispo County events organized by RISE that seek to end sexual assault and gender-based violence.

Every year, San Luis Obispo County men, women, & children Walk a Mile to raise awareness for an uncomfortable topic that affects all of us in our community.  This year, Walk a Mile events have been scheduled throughout the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  The 15th Annual Walk a Mile SLO will take place from 10am-2pm on April 29, 2017, in Mission Plaza. Walk a Mile Arroyo Grande, Walk a Mile Paso Robles, and Walk a Mile Cuesta Community College were successful events that took place earlier this month.

Traditionally Walk a Mile events showcased men marching in high heels to represent the role men play in ending a form of violence that is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women, but participants are encouraged to walk in any type of shoe because gender-based violence affects us all—women, men, & children; members of the LGBTQIA+ community; incarcerated individuals; people with disabilities; those of all socioeconomic levels, races, & religions—people in all walks of life.

To register to participate in Walk a Mile SLO click here.

For more information abut RISE, visit www.riseslo.org.

Published by: admin on April 26th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized



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