- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking Oklahomans to participate in the annual “Wear Teal Day” to raise awareness and show support of survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The Tuesday event is meant to raise awareness of sexual violence and to help educate the public about prevention

The color teal and the teal ribbon represent awareness about sexual violence.

Sexual assault and abuse includes any type of sexual activity without consent and can be verbal, visual or anything that forces unwanted sexual contact or attention. According to the National Institute for Justice, most victims know their offender and a majority of assaults go unreported each year.

The Attorney General’s Victim Services Unit has hosted domestic and sexual violence prevention and education programs throughout the state since 2005.

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