What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual anti-Violence Against Women campaign that was first nationally observed in the United States beginning in April 2001.

The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Throughout the month of April, hundreds of activists, advocates, groups, and organisations organize events and activities ranging from tweetchats to walks to poster campaigns.

Since 2001, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has provided support and resources for rape and sexual assault activists, advocates, and organisations taking part in SAAM.

The SAAM theme for 2017 is “Engaging New Voices”. Learn more about it here.

Learn more about SAAM and get additional materials and resources here.

Learn more about the history of SAAM here.

Learn more about the NSVRC here.