Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 7, 2016
Rep. Haddad speaks at Sexual Assault Awareness Month

I'm glad I was able to join Sen. Mae Flexer and Rep. Caroline Simmons to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). I spoke about my involvement with the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence's 'Where Do You Stand?' program to engage Connecticut men in being active in the prevention of sexual violence in their communities.

Where Do You Stand? Connecticut empowers men to use their voice, influence, and actions to become a part of the solution. In order to end sexual violence, all men need to be actively engaged in addressing cultural norms that support sexual violence. If every man worked to hold others accountable, our society could be free from sexual violence.

To date, more than 2,500 people have attended Where Do You Stand? Connecticut bystander intervention trainings and more than 1,500 Connecticut men have signed the Where Do You Stand? Connecticut pledge as a part of their commitment to ending sexual violence in their communities.

You can learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and upcoming events here.