Sexual Assault Awareness Month
March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky!
This is an annual opportunity to focus attention on raising awareness about sexual violence and its prevention. It is also an opportunity to highlight the efforts of individuals and agencies that provide rape crisis intervention and prevention services while offering support to sexual assault survivors, victims and their families. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) raises awareness of sexual violence and its prevention through special events, while highlighting sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforcing the need for prevention efforts.
Kentucky is unique in honoring March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and April is nationally designated as SAAM. Nonetheless, Kentuckians recognize SAAM in March because that simply works better here. In Kentucky, April is Child Abuse Awareness month (visit www.pcaky.org), and many of Kentucky’s Rape Crisis Centers participate in awareness campaigns for both. Furthermore, for many of our schools, Spring Break occurs during March, and the pre-Spring Break period appears to be ideal for sexual awareness and prevention activities.
PASAC hold our annual fundraiser, Men Who Cook, each March to honor SAAM. We invite you to join us for this year’s 10th Annual Men Who Cook. For more information, see our Men Who Cook page.
If you would also like to support National SAAM efforts, we encourage you to visit http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/ for more information.