According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, April has been one month of sexual assault in the US since 2001. The move to publish a proclamation to watch the month was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama, and tradition has been transferred to the Trump administration.
"Sex crimes are tragically prevalent in our society, and perpetrators too often evade accountability. These abominable crimes are committed indiscriminately: in intimate relationships, in public spaces and in the workplace," reads the White House presidential statement.
Last year, there was a bill in the United States on sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace, known as the #MeToo movement.
Revelations about various industry leaders accused of sexual assault and harassment in recent months have also come about because Trump himself was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women.
In December last year, a group of women held a press conference to tell their personal stories about Trump.
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5 women have faced a series of allegations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and sexual harassment to lewd behavior in women. Of the women, 13 say that Trump attacked them directly and two others say that they have observed a behavior that has made them uncomfortable. All alleged incidents occurred before he assumed the presidency.
The White House and Trump have responded to the allegations and rejected all.