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, more than 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 4 men in the United States experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
This year’s SAAM theme “We Can Build Safe Online Spaces” explores how we can create online spaces safe from harassment and abuse by addressing the bigger picture in which these forms of violence occur.
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 6, 2021.
- 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.
- Use this toolkit to incorporate teen dating violence (TDV) prevention into existing PREP programming.
Get Help or Report Assault:
- Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673) to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.