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Stamford, CT | Added on April 22, 2014 At 03:27 PM

"Hi, can I call your attention to my friends in the window," said a member to MYLC to passersby. 

Standing in windows; wearing signs around their necks. Students in Stamford are joining April's campaign against sexual violence.

"You can hand out fliers all you want.  You can put it in the news all you want or whatever. But if you're actually in people's faces.. like we are standing in the window..standing next to manikins, or we lay down on Bedford Street. Just the awarness of it is such a huge thing," said Nicole May.

It's an issue too close to home, say the girls of MYLC. With one in six girls becoming victims of sexual assault each year. 

"So, if you take Stamford High with 1,000 girls.  That's 200 girls you're talking about that could be victims of sexual assault," said Arianne Spaulding. 

This is the third years the girls are hosting an event like this, each year being held at Havana Jeans in Stamford. 

"I think that we feel supportive and make people feel good, nice self image.  It's our third year doing it and we are all for it," said owner of Havana Jeans Sheryl Blit.

MYLC is one of the largest youth organizations in Connecticut, with more than 170 members at Stamford High School. Recently, a new chapter has been opened at Westhill High School.

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