April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
As a society, we are in a watershed moment. Many in our country are focused on the issues of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. We have an unprecedented opportunity to improve understanding and change behaviors. The time to rally communities and the broader public is now.
April 2018 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a month dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. Bright Future Foundation will be participating in these efforts through public events and social media. Please watch our site for event info and follow BFF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This year, SAAM is celebrating its 17th anniversary with the theme “Embrace Your Voice” to inform individuals on how they can use their words to promote safety, respect, and equality to stop sexual violence before it happens. We know that one month isn’t enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. However, the attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts throughout the year.
As an individual, you can embrace your voice to show support for survivors, stand up to victim blaming, shut down rape jokes, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communications with children.
The good news is that prevention is possible, and it’s happening. Individuals, communities, and the private sector are already successfully combating the risk of sexual violence through conversations, programs, policies, and research-based tools that promote safety, respect, and equality. By promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships, we can create safe and equitable communities where every person is treated with respect.
We hope you’ll join us in raising awareness and prevention of sexual violence.