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Notice to Readers: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2004

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During this month, 59 state and territorial rape prevention and education programs, other partners, and CDC will highlight activities that increase awareness about sexual violence. One of six U.S. women and one of 33 U.S. men have been victims of rape or attempted rape as a child or as an adult (1).

This year's theme for SAAM is "Decide to End Sexual Violence." Materials, including posters, postcards, pins, and stickers, are available from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Additional information is available from the center, 123 North Enola Drive, Enola, Pennsylvania 17025, telephone 877-739-3895, at http://www.nsvrc.org, and from CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/injury.

Reference

  1. Tjaden P, Thoennes N. Full report of the prevalence, incidence, and consequences of violence against women: findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, CDC, 2000 (NCJ publication no. 183781).

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