What’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

What’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault, instruct communities and people on how to prevent sexual assault, and provide funds for survivors. It’s usually observed in May. That is the month of their initial National Sexual Assault Symposium along with the first national sexual assault survey because the Sexual Assault Awareness Act was passed into law in 1990. During this period, organizations across the country have to provide one sexual assault awareness program to every community and school complex that they serve.

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Each year, organizations may opt to specialize in sexual assault awareness month. This is excellent because it allows survivors who may not otherwise get out and speak about their experiences to be discovered and supported by many others. Additionally, there are support groups that enable survivors to discuss their stories openly with like-minded people.

The aims of Sexual Assault Awareness Month would be to enable the community, educate community members, and also improve the awareness of violence against women and girls nationally. Every year, tens of thousands of new survivors are assaulted. But due to the absence of resources for all these offenses, it is often impossible for survivors to record charges or hold perpetrators accountable. In response to this, the Department of Justice is currently devoting resources to focus on raising current statistics on reported sexual assaults and preventing future offenses from occurring. This will mark the beginning of a new prevention month.

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