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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM)

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is recognized in April by both civilian and military communities. The Department of Defense observes SAAPM by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all Service members.

We all have a role in preventing sexual assault and localizing SAAPM activities is a great way to extend this message.

2022 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

"STEP FORWARD. Prevent. Report. Advocate."

SAPRO is pleased to release the graphics and branding guide for SAPRO’s 2022 theme, "STEP FORWARD. Prevent. Report. Advocate" in advance of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Our new theme is a call to action for individuals at all levels of the Department to use their personal strength to advance positive change in preventing sexual violence. We ask that you join us in taking a "Step Forward" and highlight the power of acts that can bolster prevention, increase reporting, and promote advocacy for a safer DoD Community.

The graphics and branding guide can be used to assist your SAAPM planning and outreach efforts. To access the branding guide and materials referenced within the guide, you must first obtain a Mil Suite account at this CAC enabled link: https://www.milsuite.mil/. Once you have received an account, sign in and navigate to DoD SAPRO Victim Assistance Group at: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/dod-sapro-victim-assistance to request access. From there, you may access the document for review here: Step Forward Theme | MilSuite.

2019-2021 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

"Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission"

The 2019-2021 SAAPM theme is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.”

Together, we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces. Our military is the most trusted institution in America and our Service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve.

Your staff can find additional ideas on SPARX Connection, a prevention community of practice. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please contact the DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at whs.mc-alex.wso.mbx.SAPRO@mail.mil.

2018 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

"Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission"

The 2018 SAAPM Theme is, "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission."

Since 2012, the Department's annual reports on sexual assault in the military have reported regular declines in the prevalence rates of sexual assault among the force. We can do more to build a culture that will not tolerate sexual assault. Together, we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces. Our military is the most trusted institution in America and our Service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve.

Your staff can find additional ideas on SAPR Connect, our online prevention community of practice. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please email the OSD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office​.

       

2017 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

"Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission"

The 2017 SAAPM Theme is, "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission."

This theme offers numerous opportunities to deliver messages that relate to both the individual and unit level. Each Service member -- regardless of grade -- can encourage behaviors that foster a climate of dignity and respect, and in doing so, help ensure our readiness to complete the Department's mission. The attached Field Guidance offers messaging and initiatives by echelon of what could be implemented during April and beyond to support victims and advance prevention.

Your staff can find additional ideas on SAPR Connect, our online prevention community of practice. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please email the SAPRO SAAPM POC, Ms. Josephine Montoya.

2016 CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

"Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part."

The 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) theme provides recommendations on what we all can do:

  • Eliminate Sexual Assault: Every Service member, at every level in our military, must know, understand, and adhere to Service values and standards of behavior in order to eliminate sexual assault, and other inappropriate behavior.
  • Know Your Part: Each member of our DoD community has a unique role in preventing and responding to sexual assault. We must recognize our part in stopping this crime starting with our own awareness and knowing when and where to intervene.
  • Do Your Part: We have to act. If we see a crime or inappropriate behavior unfolding, we need to step in to prevent it. We each need to add our voice to the call to end this crime.

SAPRO's SAAPM materials have been designed to support installation and unit sexual assault prevention and education efforts during the April national awareness and prevention campaign. These downloads contain material that can be reproduced and distributed to support local SAAPM campaigns. Materials include:

Eliminate Sexual Assault. Know Your Part. Do Your Part.

2011-2012 Content

All Services

Download the Facilitator's Guide:

    Air Force

    Download all 4 Air Force posters:

    Air Force Poster 1Air Force Poster 2Air Force Poster 3Air Force Poster 4

    Coast Guard

    Download all 4 Coast Guard posters:

    Coast Guard Poster 1Coast Guard Poster 2Coast Guard Poster 3Coast Guard Poster 4

    Marines

    Download all 4 Marine Corps posters:

    Marines Poster 1Marines Poster 2Marines Poster 3Marines Poster 4

    Navy

    Download all 3 Navy posters:

    Navy Poster 1Navy Poster 2Navy Poster 3

    2011 Radio PSAs

    30-Second Spot: MP3 Audio File (600 KB)
    A :30 Public Service Announcement that reminds Service members that sexual assault prevention is part of their duty, and gives examples of what they can do to help.


    2010 Content

    2010 Audio PSAs


    2009 Content

    All Services

    Department of Defense Poster 1

    Army

    Download all 3 Army posters at once:

    Army Poster 1Army Poster 2Army Poster 3

    Navy

    Download all 4 Navy posters at once:

    Navy Poster 1Navy Poster 2Navy Poster 3Navy Poster 4

    Marines

    Download all 4 Marine Corps posters at once:

    Marines Poster 1Marines Poster 2Marines Poster 3Marines Poster 4

    Air Force

    Download all 4 Air Force Posters at once:

    Air Force Poster 1Air Force Poster 2Air Force Poster 3Air Force Poster 4

    2009 Audio PSAs

    • 30-Second Spot: Quicktime Video File (470 KB)
      A :30 Public Service Announcement that reminds Service members that sexual assault prevention is part of their duty, and gives examples of what they can do to help.
    • 60-Second Spot: Quicktime Video File (939 KB)
      A :60 Public Service Announcement that reminds Service members that sexual assault prevention is part of their duty, gives examples of what they can do to prevent it from happening and encourages them to get involved.