Program to prevent sexual assault shows promise on UNL’s campus

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) says a sexual assault resistance program that it’s testing out is showing promise. 

The “Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act” program is designed to help first-year university women. Channel 8 is told it empowers them to recognize risk for sexual violence, prioritize their own sexual rights, develop defense strategies, and explore their relationship values. 

Clinical trials at several universities show students who completed the program were 50 percent less likely to experience rape or attempted rape in the following year, when compared to women who did not participate. 

This all comes following protests over a reported sexual assault at FIJI house back in 20-21, where a member was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl. The fraternity is suspended through 20-26. 

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