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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Home

This guide contains resources about sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Teal ribbon on a white background. Text reads April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Content Warning

This guide contains content about sexual violence which may be triggering or disturbing to survivors or anyone sensitive to this topic. Reader discretion is advised.

About SAAM

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is observed every April in the United States to raise public awareness about sexual assault and to educate individuals and communities on how to prevent sexual violence.

The goal of SAAM is to increase awareness and understanding of sexual assault, promote prevention efforts, and provide support to survivors. During SAAM, various events and activities are organized to encourage conversations about sexual assault and to educate people about the resources available to survivors.

SAAM was first observed in the United States in 2001, and it has since grown into a national movement, with thousands of organizations and individuals participating in activities and events across the country. The month is recognized as an opportunity to unite and mobilize communities to take action to end sexual violence.

The Data

Infographic reading Every 68 seconds, an American is sexual assaulted
Infographic reads; The majority of sexual assault victims are under 30. Statistic is broken down into five age groups. 15% of sexual violence victims are 12-17, 54% of victims are 18-34, 28% of victims are 35-64, and 3% are 65+.
Graphic illustrating the statistic that 1 in every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted)
Infographic depicts that male college students are at a higher risk than non-students of the same age to experience sexual assault or rape. Male students ages 18-24 are five times more likely than non-students of the same age to experience sexual violence.