In the News
Cache Valley Daily Monday, Feb. 15, 2021
The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, sponsors the virtual Spring Women’s Leadership Forum, “Stopping Violence Against Utah Girls and Women.” The free event is held Wednesday, February 17, from noon to 1:15 p.m., and registration is required.
Studies show that one in four girls is sexually abused before age 18 in the United States, which is an estimated 42 million girls/women. Unfortunately, Utah ranks well above the national average for violence against girls and women, and it remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it. Survivors often keep the abuse a secret for many years, and most don’t talk about it until adulthood.