It's On Us to Stop Sexual Assault
5 Things Every Sailor Should Know About SAAPM
It is on all of us to reject the quiet tolerance of sexual assault and to refuse to accept what's unacceptable." - President Barack Obama
The President also said, "as far as we've come, the fact is that from sports leagues to pop culture to politics, our society still does not sufficiently value women. We still don't condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should. We make excuses. We look the other way. The message that sends can have a chilling effect" on young men and women.
The It's On Us Campaign was initiated to generate awareness and help put an end to sexual assault across college campuses, but the message rings true across the fleet.
The Department of the Navy is committed to developing a culture of gender respect, where sexual assault is never tolerated and ultimately eliminated, where all victims receive support and protection, and where offenders are held appropriately accountable. Every Sailor and Marine must know, understand, and adhere to our core values and standards of behavior to eliminate sexual assault and create a climate of dignity and respect.