Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action, observed in April and sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, reaffirms our commitment to shift the attitudes that allow sexual assault to go unanswered and unpunished, and we redouble our efforts to prevent this human rights violation from happening in the first place. The #metoo movement has become an offshoot of this type of action month.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action recognizes that, at our country's core, is a basic belief in the inherent dignity of every person. Too many women and men of all ages suffer the outrage that is sexual assault, and too often, this crime is not condemned as loudly as it should be.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action highlights that, together, we must stand up and speak out to change the culture that questions the actions of victims, rather than those of their attackers. As their relatives, friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans, it's on us to support victims and survivors by providing them with the care they need, bringing perpetrators to justice, and ensuring our institutions are held responsible and do not look the other way.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action:
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
To learn more, visit http://www.nsvrc.org
The awareness color for Sexual Assault is Teal.