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NSVRC Blogs by Susan Sullivan


Susan Sullivan is the Prevention Campaign Specialist for NSVRC. She coordinates the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign and manages NSVRC's social media presence through Facebook and Twitter.

"Reflecting on my feelings, trauma, and faith made me realize that I am so much stronger than what happened to me."

While Nassar's case is unique in its connection to USA Gymnastics, the reasons why his crimes remained in the shadows are not.

Everything you need to know to plan a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event!

Rape crisis centers impacted by Hurricane Michael need help to continue to support survivors.

Get inspired for Sexual Assault Awareness Month by checking out captivating campus events from last year.

Hear from Sexual Assault Awareness Month event organizers about what goes into planning an effective SAAM event.

The #MeToo movement has confirmed what those of us doing anti-sexual violence work have known for years — that sexual violence is prevalent, it can happen to anyone, and the impact on survivors is long-lasting. For the general public, however, this information has been a wake-up call that has left many wondering what can be done to prevent another #MeToo story. 

In order to capture the scope of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, we at NSVRC wanted to shine one final spotlight on the events, social media activism, and high-profile media engagement that made this year’s SAAM so successful.

By Carol May, Communications Intern for NSVRC 

A lot. 

One person can make a tremendous difference, and countless people are making a difference, all over the country, every day. 

Are you searching for a way to get creative with your activism? Look no further than NSVRC’s #30DaysofSAAM Instagram contest! The contest is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April in an engaging and meaningful way.