University of Georgia Students Go Silent for Rape Awareness

Four students lead project to raise awareness about rape on and off campus.

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Some students at the University of Georgia are taking the fight for more rape awareness into their own hands. They started with a day of silence yesterday, hoping to help other students become more cognizant of the impact that rapes both on and off campus have on students and the college community.

The project, started by a quartet of female students, called for the participants to remain silent for the entire day to symbolize the silence of rape victims, the Red and Black reports. The participants also wore white ribbons. 

"We thought it would be a good way to represent the victims of rape who are afraid to speak out, or those who don't realize they were raped," one of the organizers tells the Red and Black

The day of silence comes as campuses across the country try to conduct conversations and dialogues with students about rape and sexual health. 

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