Our vision at SASS is for a healthy, safe Tasmania free from sexual harm. To achieve this, we need to educate Tasmanians – and this is what Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM is about!
SAAM runs right through April. It provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to help increase public awareness about sexual assault and abuse. SAAM 2023 is all about consent.
CONSENT IS A CONVERSATION
So, let's get the conversation started in April this year! By raising awareness and educating our community, including schools, workplaces, homes, social settings and online, we can all help play our part in preventing sexual assault.
SAAM is also a great time to show your support for survivors. You can host a workplace morning tea, come along to one of our partner events listed below or join in a workshop. Grab a teal ribbon or a teal wristband for a $2 donation - it's less than the cost of a coffee and you'll be making a real difference.
All donations will go directly into providing support and services for survivors of sexual violence, as well as consent training for schools and local organisations. And SASS is a registered charity, so donations over $2 are tax deductible.
What's happening in SAAM 2023?
We are putting together a great program of activities, events and resources for SAAM 2023. Keep watch on this page for updates and additions as we get closer to the start of April and SAAM 2023.
|Monday 3 April
SAAM launches today - stay tuned for details
Date to be confirmed
SAAM raffle is now on sale!
|Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 April||
|Thursday 13 April
Teaching Kids Consent workshop
|Saturday 15 April||
|Monday 24 - Sunday 30 April
It’s our big week of action and awareness, Wear Teal Week
Light up teal for SAAM - Hobart City Council will have teal lights around town and next to Mawson's Pavilion. Grab a photo if you're out and about and tag us!
|Wednesday 26 April||
Coach Consent webinar - bookings opening soon
|Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 April||
The Tasman Bridge is turning teal for SAAM - keep watch for some stunning reflections, grab a photo and tag us on social media.
|Saturday 29 April||
Hockey Tasmania's SAAM Round
|Sunday 30 April||
Netball Tasmania's SAAM Round
|Date to be confirmed||
Seishin Martial Arts
How can my workplace or social group get involved?
Wear Teal Week runs through the last week of April, and is one of our main activities to raise awareness and funds. Get on board - dress up in a teal outfit, put on a teal ribbon or wristband, host a morning or afternoon tea in the office, at home, at a social club or even outside in the fresh air! Make sure you register for your Wear Teal Week kit as soon as possible!
Join our Teaching Kids Consent online. If you're a parent or a carer for children/teenagers, this is a workshop not to be missed, and because it's SAAM we are offering it for a $15 donation to our fundraising. Download the flier here, and make sure you book in via the link above to secure your spot.
Show your support for our SAAM raffle and you could take home an amazing prize! Online ticket sales will start in April and you'll find the link to purchase tickets here.
How can I find out more?
Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news and activities about SAAM 2023.
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