Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an awareness and prevention campaign observed every April. This year’s theme is “It’s Time to Act. Safer Campuses. Brighter Futures. Prevent Sexual Violence.” Join the campaign by accessing free resources and a list of local and national events at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
This year’s campaign, which focuses on the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses, is expected to be the most far-reaching since Sexual Assault Awareness Month was officially first observed in April 2001.
Notable partners include The White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign, which was launched by President Barack Obama in September as an effort to engage all people in ending campus sexual assault, and “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary film about sexual violence on college campuses.
It’s time to act. Safer campuses. Brighter futures.
1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college.
- Department of Justice
90% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.
- American Association of University Women
Over 90% of sexual assault victims do not report the assault.