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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



Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign Materials and Resources (English and Español), National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Get Info, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Facts About Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women Online Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office of the U.S. Department of Defense

Rape and Sexual Violence, National Institute of Justice
Sexual Violence and Sexual Violence: Prevention Strategies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention






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







TweetAboutItTuesdays! ~ Tuesdays are Twitter chats every Tuesday in April (22 and 29 @ 2:00 pm ET) as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Log in to http://twitter.com #TweetAboutIt.


Participate in the Photo Contest #30DaysOfSAAM ~ each day in April, post a photo that reflects the day's theme for your chance to win a SAAM prize pack. Make sure to use the hashtag #30DaysOfSAAM and tag @NSVRC in your post.




Wear denim on Denim Day ~ April 23 ~ a rape prevention education campaign, where we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement and on this day wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.




Spending My Life Ending Sexual Violence, I Think the Government Should Spend Some Too, Terri Poore, The Blog, The Huffington Post, April 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.








DV and SA Resources
FAQ on Sexual Violence
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Take 25% off a special collection of Media Education Foundation videos for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.



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