Sexual Assault Awareness Month is about more than awareness —the ultimate goal is prevention. Since consent is a clear, concrete example of what it takes to end sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, it only made sense that this year’s theme center on empowering all of us to put consent into practice.
The campaign will champion the power of asking — whether it be asking to hold someone’s hand, for permission to share personal information with others, or if a partner is interested in sex. I Ask is the statement by which individuals will demonstrate that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. I Ask is the statement by which we will uplift the importance of consent and transform it from being prescriptive to empowering.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is nationally recognized as an awareness and education campaign designed to educate the nation about sexual violence. Operation Care is making a stand against sexual violence and engage bystanders to take action.
STATISTICS ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE (NSVRC)
We encourage Amador County residents to participate by wearing teal, the national color for SAAM, and to help us promote sexual assault awareness during the month of April by joining us in any or all of the following ways:
In preparation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Operation Care has teamed up with NO More to make a stand against sexual violence and engage bystanders to take action (read more). We encourage agencies and individuals to say NO MORE so that together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. #Changehappenshere
Baskets filled with teal bracelets, ribbons, stickers, and car magnets can be found at various locations throughout the county. Spread the word and invite your friends and family to show their support by speaking up against sexual violence. For the locations of the baskets or if you are interested in having a baskets of sexual assault awareness items at your business or office please contact our us at 209.223.2897 or stop by our office at 817 Court St. Suite 12 in Jackson and we will gladly provide FREE teal sexual assault awareness items!
April 7 – 13
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
For more information on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week CLICK HERE
April 24th Denim Day
Meet our staff and enjoy refreshments from 9am – 4pm at Petkovich Park in Jackson.
We encourage you to wear denim in order to raise awareness against rape and sexual violence. The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and Operation Care encourage all legislator’s and staff to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, to raise awareness about sexual assault and show support for victims of sexual assault. Denim Day was established in 1996 when a rape case was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court. In this case, the perpetrator, who had been previously convicted for sexual assault, argued that because the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the perpetrator take off her pants during her assault, therefore making it consensual. This decision created a widespread campaign known as “Denim Day” in which jeans are worn on the last Wednesday of April to protest sexual violence.