SAAM DAY OF ACTION
Each year on the First Tuesday in April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Nationally recognized in the United States and observed annually as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), SAAM Day of Action provides tools and resources throughout the campaign.
The day aims to stop sexual assault, harassment, and abuse before they happen through education. Teaching about consent and understanding boundaries is important, but requires a societal change, too. Currently, the stigma of sexual assault rests with the victims. Until that view changes, sexual assault will continue to go unpunished.
Through social media campaigns, events and more, the day promotes valuable resources to help change the societal view. The day also provides ways to support victims throughout the month and beyond.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SAAMDayOfAction
- Show your support by sharing social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Learn about consent and how it works.
- Attend or register for an event.
- Use #SAAMDayOfAction to post on social media.
SAAM DAY OF ACTION HISTORY
Since 2004, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center has promoted a day dedicated to ending sexual violence against women. Their campaign is ongoing. For more information visit www.nsvrc.org.
Q. Is there a number where I can call if I need help?
A. Yes. The free and confidential hotline is 800-656-4673.
Q. Who is at risk of sexual assault?
A. Anyone can be sexually assaulted but women are nine times more likely to experience rape than men according to rainn.org.