UMD Hosts Rape Awareness Workshop

By KBJR News 1

UMD Hosts Rape Awareness Workshop

April 17, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- Representatives from Twin Ports' colleges and universities are brainstorming ideas on how best to address the problem of sexual assaults and rape.

The University of Minnesota-Duluth hosted the discussion which included issues of law enforcement, victim services and sexual assault education.

The meeting came out of a survey done by UMD students, through which some alarming statistics emerged.

"500 students were surveyed and approximately 28% of the females that responded felt at some point, for one reason or another, they gave up their ability to say no," said Noel Reynolds, student at UMD.

The questions in the UMD survey are meant to mirror questions in the FBI and the Bureau of Criminal Statistics victimization surveys.