‘We can stop it’ rape campaign is launched

The 'We can stop it' campaign has been launched.
The 'We can stop it' campaign has been launched.

A campaign to raise awareness about rape and educate young men about the law has been launched by Lancashire Police and partners.

The initiative challenges men to think about their actions and drives home the message that sex without consent is rape.

The month-long We Can Stop it campaign features posters, adverts and social media activity and will run across the county on the run up to the busy festive period, when more people will be out socialising and when police see a rise in reports of rape.

Superintendent Andrew Murphy, Head of Public Protection Operations, said: “Rape is a devastating crime which has a profound effect on victims and their families. We deal with reports of rape across the county every day; and while there are many myths surrounding rape and sexual assault, this crime is rarely committed by a complete stranger. I welcome this positive campaign which speaks directly to men encouraging them not only to think about their own responsibilities but also challenge the behaviour of others.”