April 5, 2016
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. More than a quarter of a million people are sexually assaulted each year in the U.S. You can make a difference by joining Kappa Delta and RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) in the fight to end sexual violence. From RAINN, here are some things you can do this April to support survivors and create awareness.
Reach Out to a Loved One. It’s never too late to let a survivor in your life know that you care. Learn some simple tips about how to be there. The National Sexual Assault Hotline can also provide you and your loved one with confidential help, 24/7: 1-800-656-HOPE and online.rainn.org
Make Your Voice Heard. Congress needs to hear from you about your support for legislation to improve the criminal justice system, support survivors and bring sexual predators to justice. Visit the RAINN Action Center and contact your Member of Congress about legislation. It could be as easy as tweeting with @RAINN01 #ActWithRAINN.
Volunteer. Looking to donate your time? There are so many ways you can get involved in your community: Volunteer for your local rape crisis center or the Online Hotline or get involved on your campus.
Get Social. With a “share” or “RT” you can educate your networks about sexual violence prevention and recovery! Stay tuned to RAINN’s social media for content all month long for information about how you can make a difference. Tag your posts with #SAAPM to follow the conversation.
From taking action to keep your friends safe, to supporting survivors and advocating for policy changes, you can help change the way people think about their role in responding to and preventing sexual assault.