Sexual Assault Awareness Month is about more than awareness — our ultimate goal is prevention. We can stop sexual assault, harassment, and abuse before it happens.
We all have a right to safety in our daily lives — to have our boundaries respected and make choices about what happens to our bodies — at home, school, the workplace, and in public places. That sense of well-being and safety can be taken away by knowing that sexual assault, harassment, and abuse are common and not always taken seriously.
The good news is that we can stop sexual abuse before it happens by addressing the bigger picture in which it occurs.