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Sexual violence is primarily a crime of power and control.  It can impact all people, regardless of age, ethnicity, race or economic status.  Although younger women represent the majority of victims, not all young women are at equal risk for sexual violence.  Additionally, there are other populations with high rates of sexual victimization such as Native Americans, immigrants and the elderly that are often voiceless in society and marginalized from medical, legal and social services.  April has become quite widely recognized as the month for making a concerted effort to raise awareness of sexual assault.

– National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

 

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign Materials and Resources (English and Español), 2015 Social Media Toolkit and Vlog, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Get Info, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Facts About Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women Online Resources
Rape and Sexual Violence, National Institute of Justice
Sexual Violence and Sexual Violence: Prevention Strategies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SAAM 2015 Toolkit, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Bystander Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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State and Local Programs (Shelters and Rape Crisis Centers)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, U.S. Department of Defense

 

CounterQuo ~ challenging the way we respond to sexual violence

pave ~ promoting awareness | victim empowerment

 

 

 

 

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#SAisnotOK Thunderclap, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. ~ April 7 @ 12:00 pm CT

 

#30DaysofSAAM Instagram Contest, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

 

 

Wear denim on Denim Day ~ April 29 ~ Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. 

 

 

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month aims to create safer college campuses, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: March 31, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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