Every April, we come alongside organizations around the world to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month–and we invite you to be part of it with us.
This year, we’re particularly focused on the unique risks young people face online—risks like harassment, cyberbullying, and exploitation. In addition, we’re reminded of the sexual violence that occurs all too often in our community, especially for young people: 1 in 8 female high school students report having experienced sexual dating violence in the last year, and 1 in 14 male high school students reported the same.
Why is teal the color for Sexual Assault Awareness Month?
Teal, a color associated with trust, calmness, and healing, was adopted as the official color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in 2000. Sexual violence prevention coalitions across the country voted to designate the teal ribbon as a symbol of awareness and prevention.
When participants wear teal they help to raise awareness for sexual violence prevention and show support for survivors.