April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A very important issue that should never be overlooked. Solidarity

The Militant Negro™

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. It is observed in April.

Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

The theme, slogan, resources and materials for the national SAAM campaign are coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center each year with assistance from anti-sexual assault organizations throughout the United States.

Official poster of the 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, “Engaging New Voices.”

History

As early as 1976, Take Back the Night marches rallied women in organized protest rape and sexual assault. These marches protested…

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