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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also known as SAAM. It is a time to focus attention on how we can prevent sexual assault and how to educate communities and relatives, and how to support those who are affected by it.


SAAM started in the 1970s when survivors of sexual violence rallied together to voice the assaults and cruelties they lived to talk about. The rallies and public speakers have created a movement to end sexual violence.


Teal has become the national color for sexual assault awareness and wearing a teal ribbon symbolizes survivors of sexual violence. Show your support by wearing TEAL during the month of April.


Photo by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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