April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month — but did you know we can trace its history even longer?

Even before its official declaration, SAAM was about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence, it’s clear why: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem, and they always have. From the civil rights movement to the founding of the first rape crisis centers to national legislation and beyond, the roots of SAAM run deep. (National Sexual Violence Resource Center – NSVRC)

National Dating Abuse Hotline (loveisrespect.org)
Call 866-331-9474 or 866-331-8453 (TDD)
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Text:  LOVEIS to 22522
Live Chat

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – RAINN)
(800) 656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

Safety Prevention (RAINN)
Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault (RAINN)
How Can I Protect My Child from Sexual Assault? (RAINN)
If you Suspect A Child is Being Harmed (RAINN)
Safety for Parents (RAINN)
Sexual Violence Prevention (CDC)
Sexual Violence Fast Fact (CDC)
Sexual Violence Prevention Program (NYS Department of Health – NYSDOH)
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (U.S. Department of Defense)
What is Sexual Harassment at the Workplace? Short Overview (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
What You Should Know: What to Do if you Believe you have been Harassed at Work (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
Sexual Harassment in Housing; What to do if your being harassed by your landlord/property manager etc. (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Sexual Harassment in Relationships (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Office on Women’s Health)
Getting a restraining order; Protecting yourself from harm (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Office on Women’s Health)
Self Defense FAQ; Devices and Techniques (National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence)