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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. The month of April is the selected month and the color is teal. 

Each year during the month of April, state and community-based organizations such as rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, school campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a human rights, public health,  and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts. You can read more about the history of Sexual Assault Awareness Month here

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is any forced, unwanted, coerced sexual contact. Different types of violence can be included in sexual assault. 

Sexual Assault can include, but is not limited to:

  • Rape (Sexual intercourse or pentation without consent)
  • Attempted rape
  • Incest (Sexual contact with a family member)
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Unwanted sexual touching 
  • Forcible object penetration (penetrating someone’s vagina or anus, or causing that person to penetrate her or himself, against that person’s will)
  • Human sex trafficking
  • Sexual assaults with intimate partner (Includes martial rape)
  • Sexual harassments


*Sexual assault is not limited to these behaviors only. Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. 

*Consent is a verbal agreement between two partners to engage in sexual activity. Consent cannot be given by individuals who are underage, intoxicated, asleep, incapacitated by drugs or alcohol, or unconscious. 

SAAM Events

  • Day of Action
    • April 2nd, 2024 is the day of action. Show support for survivors by wearing teal! Participate all month in support by using the hashtag #SAAPM2024 and #TurnTexasTeal to spread the word on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
  • Freedom House booth at The Doss Center 
    • Date: April 2 and 3, 2024
    • Time 12:00pm-1:00pm

      Location: Doss Center Lobby

                  1400 Texas Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086, Weatherford, TX 76086

  • Crime Victims Rights Vigil
    • Crime Victim’s Rights Week Vigil honors those who have lost loved ones to violence and honor survivors. The Vigil takes place at the Central Christian Church in Weatherford. This includes a choir performance, guest speaker and more. 

      Date: April 30, 2024 at 6pm

      Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

      Location: Central Christian Church

      1602 S Main St, Weatherford, TX 76086