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Text that reads Aggies Against Violence, Recognizing the Prevention and Awareness of Human Trafficking Stalking and Dating Violence

January and February 2022 are national months of recognition for the following type of power-based personal violence, which adversely impact individuals, groups, and communities across our nation and world: 

January 2022 marks the 18th annual National Stalking Prevention & Awareness Month. This is a call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. On the Texas A&M University campus alone, 19.4 percent of students (n=3,140) indicated that they had experienced at least one type of stalking behavior since enrolling at the school; 7.4 percent of these same students were the recipients of stalking behavior more than once and sustained fear for their safety and/or emotional distress as a result (Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct, 2019).     

The resources below are available to help you build your knowledge about this commonly occurring crime in the month of January and throughout the year.

 

Text that states, "In 2019, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified 22,326 individuals in the United States as victims & survivors of human trafficking. 2,455 of these victims and survivors were trafficked in Texas." Source: Polaris (2020). 2019 U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics. Text that states, "19.4% of Texas A&M students indicated that they experienced one type of stalking behavior since enrolling at the university." Source: American Association of Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct (AAU, 2019).) Text that states, "Among Texas A&M students, 13% of graduate/profession women, 4.9% of graduate/professional men, and 10% of transgender, genderqueer, and nonconforming (TGQN) students have experienced intimate partner violence." Source: American Association of Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct (AAU, 2019).

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