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 Walk a Mile; participating in Denim Day; or making a gift. Thank you for supporting survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month!​
 

What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault includes any sexual behavior that is against the will of another person (often through manipulation, force or coercion). Types of sexual assault include rape, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, incest, same-sex assault, and sexual harassment.

Did You Know?

  • Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college.
  • Each year, approximately 293,000 people are sexually assaulted.
  • 42% of college women who are raped tell no one about the assault.
  • 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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