National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2019, 13493-13494 [2019-06809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / Presidential Documents 13493 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9856 of March 29, 2019 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Sexual assault has shattered and scarred the lives of millions of women, men, and children. During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to eliminating sexual violence, empowering survivors and their families, and providing justice to the victims of this devastating crime. While our Nation has made significant progress in sexual assault prosecution and prevention, and in providing compassionate care for survivors dealing with physical and emotional trauma, the battle to eradicate violence and heal lives is ongoing. My Administration supports innovative strategies to combat the many forms of sexual assault and to provide counseling, treatment, and advocacy for survivors nationwide. For example, to care for victims in rural communities who may lack proximity to clinics and trained forensic examiners, the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime is increasing access to exams through 24-hour telemedicine administered by trained healthcare examiners. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has created an updated sexual assault forensic examinations virtual practicum, which employs cutting-edge technology and interactive training to prepare forensic professionals to collect evidence and treat survivors of sexual assault. And the Department of Transportation has formed the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to assess how airlines respond to and report sexual misconduct allegations by passengers on commercial aircraft. My Administration is also focused on eradicating sex trafficking, a form of sexual assault that amounts to modern-day slavery. Because many victims are trafficked online—sometimes by intimate partners, spouses, parents, or other family members—I signed into law the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. This law makes it easier to take legal action against individuals who use websites to facilitate sex trafficking and helps victims seek justice against the websites that profit from their exploitation. It also clarifies that those who benefit from knowingly assisting, supporting, or facilitating an act of sex trafficking are in violation of Federal law. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES3 Thanks to the dedication of professionals, volunteers, and concerned citizens, we are continuing to make strides in the fight against sexual assault. Young people are learning healthy dating and intimate relationship skills as a way to prevent sexual violence, and law enforcement officers and prosecutors are leading unprecedented efforts to fight sex trafficking. Victim centered services are also supporting survivors to get the critical help they deserve. By working together, we can prevent and end the sexual abuse and violence that devastate so many lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. I urge all Americans, families, law enforcement personnel, healthcare providers, and community VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Apr 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD3.SGM 04APD3 13494 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / Presidential Documents and faith-based organizations to support survivors of sexual assault and work together to prevent these crimes in their communities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–06809 Filed 4–3–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:43 Apr 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD3.SGM 04APD3 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES3 Billing code 3295–F9–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9856 of March 29, 2019

                
National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 
                Month, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Sexual assault has shattered and scarred the lives of 
                millions of women, men, and children. During National 
                Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we 
                reaffirm our commitment to eliminating sexual violence, 
                empowering survivors and their families, and providing 
                justice to the victims of this devastating crime.

                While our Nation has made significant progress in 
                sexual assault prosecution and prevention, and in 
                providing compassionate care for survivors dealing with 
                physical and emotional trauma, the battle to eradicate 
                violence and heal lives is ongoing. My Administration 
                supports innovative strategies to combat the many forms 
                of sexual assault and to provide counseling, treatment, 
                and advocacy for survivors nationwide. For example, to 
                care for victims in rural communities who may lack 
                proximity to clinics and trained forensic examiners, 
                the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime 
                is increasing access to exams through 24-hour 
                telemedicine administered by trained healthcare 
                examiners. The Department of Justice's Office on 
                Violence Against Women has created an updated sexual 
                assault forensic examinations virtual practicum, which 
                employs cutting-edge technology and interactive 
                training to prepare forensic professionals to collect 
                evidence and treat survivors of sexual assault. And the 
                Department of Transportation has formed the National 
                In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force to assess how 
                airlines respond to and report sexual misconduct 
                allegations by passengers on commercial aircraft.

                My Administration is also focused on eradicating sex 
                trafficking, a form of sexual assault that amounts to 
                modern-day slavery. Because many victims are trafficked 
                online--sometimes by intimate partners, spouses, 
                parents, or other family members--I signed into law the 
                Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex 
                Trafficking Act of 2017. This law makes it easier to 
                take legal action against individuals who use websites 
                to facilitate sex trafficking and helps victims seek 
                justice against the websites that profit from their 
                exploitation. It also clarifies that those who benefit 
                from knowingly assisting, supporting, or facilitating 
                an act of sex trafficking are in violation of Federal 
                law.

                Thanks to the dedication of professionals, volunteers, 
                and concerned citizens, we are continuing to make 
                strides in the fight against sexual assault. Young 
                people are learning healthy dating and intimate 
                relationship skills as a way to prevent sexual 
                violence, and law enforcement officers and prosecutors 
                are leading unprecedented efforts to fight sex 
                trafficking. Victim centered services are also 
                supporting survivors to get the critical help they 
                deserve. By working together, we can prevent and end 
                the sexual abuse and violence that devastate so many 
                lives.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as 
                National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. 
                I urge all Americans, families, law enforcement 
                personnel, healthcare providers, and community

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                and faith-based organizations to support survivors of 
                sexual assault and work together to prevent these 
                crimes in their communities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-06809
Filed 4-3-19; 11:15 am]
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