Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month 2018



To involve all twelve counties within The Purple Door’s service area to participate in education surrounding Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.


Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is a national and state-wide initiative to create awareness for Sexual Assault and to discuss Prevention.

The Purple Door is encouraging everyone:

Unlock your voice and Open the Door, join a movement to challenge a culture that perpetuates sexual violence and support survivors in speaking their truth. Let’s encourage our community to open the door to services if needed, open the door to a dialogue about the issues, open the door to being an UP-Stander versus a bystander, and open the door to the idea that sexual violence CAN be prevented. The time is NOW to close the door on a society that excuses sexual violence.


  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • An Artful Journey: Honoring Survivors is April 12, 2018
  • National Crime Victim’s Week April 8-15, 2018
  • Denim Day 2018 is April 25, 2018



Texas Statistics:

  • 6.3 million Texans have experienced some form of sexual assault in their lifetime.
  • 2 in 5 women in Texas have been sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 5 men in Texas have been sexually assaulted.
  • 91% of sexual assault victims DID NOT report to law enforcement.
  • 90% of all child victims are sexually assaulted by someone they know.
  • Over 94% of rapists roam free with only 3% ever spending a day in jail.

All statistics were taken from Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Visit the link for more detailed information.

National Statistics:

  • Sexual violence affects women and men. About 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men were victims of contact sexual violence at some point in their lives.
  • Nearly 23 million women and 1.7 million men have been the victims of rape or attempted rape at some point in their lives.
  • Violence starts early: 8.5 million women first experienced rape before the age of 18. 1.5 million men were first made to penetrate before the age of 18.
  • In the U.S., more than 27% of women and 11% of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime and experienced an intimate partner violence-related impact.

All statistics were taken from the CDC National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010-2012. Visit the link for more detailed information.

*Contact sexual violence includes rape, being made to penetrate, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.


Get Involved on Social Media:

  • Like & follow The Purple Door on Facebook and Instagram
  • Instagram: @purpledoortx
  • Facebook: @purpledoortx
  • Invite & tag friends to interact with The Purple Door on social media.
  • Open the dialogue on social media by sharing your stories, challenging the norms that excuse sexual violence, and supporting survivors in speaking their truth!
  • Share selfies of yourself and friends advocating for survivors & challenging norms!
  • Sport your Denim on April 25th!


  • #OpentheDoor
  • #PurpleDoorTX
  • #SAAPM
  • #DenimDay2018

 Get Involved – Community Action:  

  • Host us at your school or college! The Purple Door can offer free youth leadership education on how to Open the Door: Challenge a Culture & End Sexual Violence.
  • Host us at your business! The Purple Door can offer free professional training and community presentations on how to support survivors of sexual violence.
  • Make a donation of money, products, or services.
  • Partner with us! Let us host a booth at your business or event.
  • Volunteer with The Purple Door.
  • Display The Purple Door’s brochures in your office and/or business.

Contact p& for more information about how to get involved.