Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)?
What is the “official” color of SAAM?
How do I order SAAM products?
Are there free SAAM resources available?
Does the NSVRC have a calendar of events?
What are the Visionary Voice Awards?
Who do I contact for more information?
In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During April people raise awareness about sexual violence and how to prevent it.
Since 2001, the NSVRC has provided resources to help individuals and organizations plan SAAM activities in their communities and play a role in prevention throughout the year.
Each year, the NSVRC chooses a campaign theme and supports SAAM organizers and participants with resources, tools and customized help. SAAM materials can be used to educate, plan activities and support local campaigns. You can contact organizations in your state or community to learn more about activities planned for SAAM. Learn more about the history of SAAM and how you can get involved.
Teal is the official color of SAAM. The teal ribbon is the symbol of sexual violence prevention.
The teal from our color palette is based on the following:
Learn more about SAAM Graphics and Visuals.
To help spread awareness, you can purchase SAAM products at the NSVRC Store.
Yes! The SAAM website provides a variety of resources related to each year's theme, planning SAAM events, and sexual violence awareness and prevention. Read more about the current campaign.
Yes, the NSVRC maintains a national calendar of events online. Events posted on the calendar include programs and conferences, meetings, and workshops. You can search events by category or state/territory. Share your April events by opening the Events Calendar and clicking on "SUBMIT A CALENDAR EVENT" at the bottom of the page.
Each year the NSVRC presents the Visionary Voice Awards. These awards recognize the creativity and hard work of individuals around the country. Awardees are outstanding advocates, community organizers, and do great work to end sexual violence. The NSVRC relies on each state, territory, and tribal coalition to select one outstanding individual for honor. Award nominees for each state and territory must be submitted by the coalition.
Learn more and read about awardees at the Visionary Voice Award page.