April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is an excellent resource to turn to if you are looking for ways to get involved! Why is it important to get involved? Because “Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread. This proclamation is a clear declaration to join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence.” (NSVRC)
The whole purpose of assigning an issue or topic to a month is to turn awareness into action. Advocates, activists, survivors and supporters bring to life the reality that is sexual assault, and by doing so hopefully save lives!
According to sources like rainn.org 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. And every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.
Looking for ways to get involved using social media? Check out the SAAM Social Media Guide 2021.
And If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline can connect you to someone in your area you can talk to.