April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time when we raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence and where to seek resources. You can stand with sexual assault survivors and raise awareness and funds by attending SAAM events; participating in our Walk A Mile event on May 14; participating in Denim Day on April 27; or making a gift. Thank you for supporting survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month!​
 

What Is Sexual Assault?


Sexual assault can take many forms, but there is one constant: It is NEVER the victim's fault. Some common forms of sexual violence include:
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Child sexual assault or incest
  • Sexual assault by one's partner or spouse
  • Unwanted sexual contact/touching
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Exposing one's genitals or naked body to other(s) without consent
  • Masturbating in public
  • Voyeurism
  • Non-consensual image sharing


Did You Know?

 
  • Every 68 seconds, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
  • Roughly 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college.
  • Each year, approximately 293,000 people are sexually assaulted.
  • Some 42% of college women who are raped tell no one about the assault.
  • Roughly 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.

In an emergency please dial 911

Call the Greater Charlotte Hope Line 24/7 for info on parenting, domestic violence and sexual assault 980.771.4673.

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