Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time to educate communities about sexual violence and how to prevent it.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 30% of women and 15% of men in the United States experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. One in three female rape victims first experienced sexual violence between the ages of 11 and 17. This year’s SAAM theme “I Ask” champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.
Learn More and Get Involved:
- Take our online training about sex trafficking among youth.
- Access resources from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, including social media graphics, palm cards and handouts, a campaign toolkit, a social media guide, and an event planning guide. Use these to help host your own event this April.
- Wear teal, the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention, on the SAAM Day of Action: Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
- Are you on Instagram? Enter the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram contest!
- Download and share our infographic on the risks of sexting and how teens can protect themselves and others.
Get Help or Report Assault:
- Call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline (800-656-4673) to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.