April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate communities on how to prevent it, and to give individuals the chance to speak out about ending sexual violence.

 

CAN WE END THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT?

Each of us has a critical role to play in ending sexual violence. When we uproot the harmful beliefs that excuse this violence, and replace them with values that promote equality and respect, we can change a culture that perpetuates sexual assault.

Together, we can build an environment and community that makes sexual assault 100% preventable.

This work starts with our families and friends. Everyone has opportunities to have conversations about valuing consent, healthy boundaries, and positive relationships. Over time, these personal conversations lead to larger shifts in attitudes and how our culture perceives sexual violence.

The tide can turn—and it starts with you.

 

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH?

START CONVERSATIONS online and in person

  • Point out moments when you notice boundary violations, gender stereotypes, or unhealthy relationship ideals in movies, TV, or music. 

  • Use FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month; share posts from KCSARC.

BELIEVE & LISTEN to survivors

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MAKE A GIFT to support programs that work to end sexual assault