Sexual Assault Awareness Week at Utah State University was filled with personal stories of survival, support from students and faculty and education over the radio and through media outlets. Felicia Gallegos, the outreach and prevention coordinator for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information office works to prevent sexual assault on campus. Sexual Assault Awareness Week is important to Gallegos and the university because it gives them an opportunity to support survivors and to show them there are people on campus who have been through similar situations and where they can get help.
More toggle menu. The Women's Commons collaborates with various campus departments, student organizations and local organizations to raise awareness about sexual violence and the profound impact it has on the USD community. We provide education and opportunities to take action throughout the year.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month SAAM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centersgovernment agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts. The theme, slogan, resources and materials for the national SAAM campaign are coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center each year with assistance from anti-sexual assault organizations throughout the United States.
During SAAPM we ask individuals and communities across the country to engage with this issue that affects nearly every household in America by learning more about sexual violence, sharing important statistics and information, hosting events, volunteering, and donating. Want to get involved but need help getting started? Download our Event Planning Guide to get started. Checking your social media feeds anyway today?
The Biola community rallied around survivors of sexual assault this week, championing awareness of the often-taboo subject through a series of displays and dialogues. The campaign to improve sexual assault awareness involved opportunities for members of the community to write notes of encouragement to sexual assault victims, write about their experiences on a white shirt, march through campus and sit in on a discussion of the issue. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a national campaign that has been observed at Biola in the past.
This week, the BU community observes Sexual Assault Awareness Weekan annual nationwide campaign that stresses the importance of public awareness of sexual assault and prevention. Events will include discussions, art events and performances, and more, culminating with the Take Back the Night Rally on Friday evening. According to a survey published last September, more than one in four female college seniors
This walk ended with a handprint ceremony at the Merensky wall where participants pledged to believe and support sexual assault survivors. The week ended with free selfdefence workshops. Africa Check revealed that in in South Africa, rapes were reported to the police daily, and a total of 50 sexual offences were recorded for the year, inclusive of rape.
The events aim to educate students how to prevent sexual violence and advocate for those who have been impacted by providing connections to resources, dialogue and information. These events will also offer an opportunity for students to learn about topics such as consent, healthy relationships and dating. Monday, April 8: Nacho Macho Man.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and any conversation about sexual trauma should include its impact on mental health. Survivors of sexual violence often experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and are at an increased risk for thinking about, attempting, and completing suicide. Sexual trauma is also a factor for many individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, and disordered eating.
More toggle menu. The Women's Center collaborates with various campus departments and local organizations to raise awareness about sexual violence and the profound impact it has on the USD community. We provide education and opportunities to take action throughout the year. The purpose of Sexual Assault Awareness Week is to raise awareness on our campus about the reality of sexual assault and to support survivors in our community.