"Sexual violence is an affront to human dignity and a crime no matter where it occurs. Together, we can recommit to changing the tragic reality by stopping sexual assault before it starts and ensuring victims get the support they need."
Mayor Kasim Reed
Too many women and men have been victimized in communities in Atlanta and nationwide, prompting Mayor Reed and the City of Atlanta to develop a proactive campaign to prevent sexual assault and support victims.
Change can happen and progress can be made. Sexual assaults have fallen by more than 50% in recent years, again according to the National Crime Victimization Survey. That’s why Mayor Kasim Reed, the City of Atlanta Law Department, Atlanta Police Department and Office of Entertainment launched the city’s first campaign to end sexual assault. The Mayor would like all Atlanta citizens to join this effort to end sexual violence.
The campaign, “Take a Stand,” offers resources to both women and men on how to guard their personal safety or get help quickly in the event of an emergency. Uber and Circle of 6 have signed on as official partners of the initiative and offer their tools as resources for assault prevention and safety.
"Take a Stand" features a short film about sexual assault and prevention as well as public service announcements (PSAs) featuring celebrity advocates for rape prevention. Mayor Reed and the City of Atlanta hope that college campuses, church and community organizations across the country use the video and PSAs to educate students and members in order to have a real impact in reducing sexual assault.