DOD launches New Sexual Assault Prevention Website


BY Melissa O’Brien, Military Rape Crisis Center, April 7th 2009

Washington-As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Department of Defense launched a new social marketing campaign today called Our Strength is for Defending. This research-based prevention strategy is designed to empower service members to intervene in situations where possible sexual assaults may occur.

“We want to capitalize on the strength of our men and women in uniform to ensure they know how to safely intervene in situations to prevent this horrible crime,” said Kaye Whitley, director, sexual assault prevention and response office.

For more information on DoD events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, visit

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