Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Rape Culture & Sexual Assault On Campus (We CAN Change It)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is observed in the United States to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. During the month of April, sexual violence is highlighted as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue, reinforcing the need for prevention efforts. The idea for SAAM emerged in the late 1980s when the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) informally polled state sexual assault coalitions to determine when to have a national Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Advocates soon began focusing attention on sexual violence throughout the entire month of April, promoting an idea for a nationally recognized month for sexual violence awareness activities. Sexual Assault Awareness Month was first observed nationally in April 2001.

2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events will be posted soon!