Let’s Celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and this year’s theme is “I Ask.” This SAAM, let’s keep the conversation going with #IAsk to show the importance of consent in everyday life.

Consent is vital when it comes to healthy relationships. However, consent isn’t just about sex. It includes respecting the boundaries of people in your daily life. Consent means that you respect the personal and emotional boundaries of friends, family, coworkers, acquaintances, and sexual/romantic partners regardless of the situation. Everyone has different boundaries and no one should ever feel pressured to do something they don’t want to do. That’s why asking for consent is critical.

Ending sexual assault and domestic violence starts with individuals. Everyone can make a difference by making a conscious effort to incorporate consent into everyday life. Before making a decision that may cross someone’s boundaries, remember: “I Ask!”

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