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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Event Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (All day)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) —  a time to raise awareness about and educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence.

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. In 2017, 7% of youth reported being physically forced to have sex when they did not want to. In most cases, the victim knows the perpetrator. 

Considering these statistics, 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:

Get Help or Report Assault:

 

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