Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) launched in Tasmania in April 2020, although has been established overseas for 20 years.

SAAM provides the opportunity for individuals and organisations to raise public awareness about sexual harassment, assault and abuse, and to educate everyone in our communities about how we can prevent it.

This year, the SAAM theme is 'We can build safe spaces online'.

Our vision is to achieve a community free of sexual trauma. To do this, we need to educate Tasmanians – and this is where you come in! By participating in SAAM, you can help raise awareness right across the community, in schools, workplaces, homes, social settings and even online.

  • Join us for Wear Teal Tuesday on Tuesday 13 April 2021 – dress up in a teal outfit or ribbon and host a morning tea in the office, social club or at home. Learn more and register your interest for Wear Teal Tuesday.

  • Take part in a SAAM event – we’re hosting two free webinars about sexual safety online this month, free of charge. Download the flyer here. If you’re a parent or guardian of young people this is a resource you don’t want to miss. Registration now open; book your ticket here!

  • Facebook or Instagram users – make sure you apply the SAAM frame to your profile photo for the month of April. It launches on 1 April so keep watch.

  • Show your support for our SAAM raffle and you could take home an amazing prize! You can take a book of raffle tickets to sell on Wear Teal Tuesday, or catch our team out and about at markets in April with their ticket books. Have a look at the calendar below to see where we'll be! Contact us for more information on selling tickets at your Wear Teal Tuesday event.

  • Wear and share the message about consent with a temporary tattoo, or magnet.

  • And keep watch here and on our Facebook page for more activities and events as we head towards the start of SAAM 2021…

Want to know more?

To keep updated with SAAM, head over to our Facebook page or take a look at our events calendar below!

  • 1 April - SAAM Launch

  • 11 April - Hobart Showgrounds market (Glenorchy)

  • 11 April - Penguin market

  • 13 April - Wear Teal Tuesday - register here

  • 17 April - Burnie market

  • 18 April - Wynyard market

  • 19 April @ 10:30am - Sexual Safety Online webinar - Parents and guardians book your free ticket here

  • 20 April @ 6:30pm - Sexual Safety Online webinar - Parents and guardians book your free ticket here

  • 30 April - SAAM Raffle Drawn