Nationally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) occurs in April and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through use of special events and public education. SAAM provides an annual opportunity to reinforce our commitment to strengthening the professional climate across the armed forces where the cultural imperatives of mutual respect and trust, team commitment, and professional values are reinforced to create an environment in which sexist behaviors, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are not condoned, tolerated, or ignored.
This year's theme, "Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault" declares to "Live Our Values" every day, all year long. "Step up" by intervening when appropriate, reporting crimes, and supporting victims and if we do, we can help stop sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Navy Medicine personnel will be working together and organizing activities to raise awareness of sexual assault throughout the month. Please share your ideas with us for distribution. Please send to BUMEDSAPR@med.navy.mil