Andy Beshear signs proclamation for Sexual Assault Prevention Month

Published: Mar. 26, 2018 at 6:53 PM CDT
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April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. Attorney General Andy Beshear was at Western Kentucky University's for a proclamation and signing of the prevention month.

According to Beshear, one-in-two women in the state of Kentucky will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. He says, this statistic and culture, has to come to an end.

"This is a part of a larger movement, where hopefully we build a better world for all of our children," the Attorney General told 13 News. "Sexual assault is an area where we can and we should do better. We need to prevent it. We need to seek justice for those who that violence is perpetrated against."

As part of the awareness month, WKU has an exhibit dedicated to sexual assault survivors. It was their individual stories, and the clothing they were wearing when the assault took place. It's located on the second floor of the Downing Student Union building. It will be open all throughout April.