World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is recognized annually on or around the 15th of June. Since its inception in 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have used this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by sharing information about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life and promoting the resources and services that work to increase victim safety and improve offender accountability.
In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) to increase the public’s understanding of the crime of stalking and to help develop and implement multidisciplinary responses to the crime.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was first observed nationally in April 2001. The intent of SAAM is to promote national unity in voice and action regarding sexual assault issues, to encourage interaction and feedback from across the nation, and to build momentum based on the previous years’ SAAM activities.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981, which was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent of DVAM is to connect advocates across the nation who are working to end violence against women and their children.