Fort Belvoir, Virginia, April 9, 2019 —
The Defense Logistics Agency Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office encourages employees to wear teal in support of sexual assault survivors and to help bring awareness to widespread occurrences of sexual violence.
Even before the 2001 declaration of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Resource Sharing Project polled sexual violence coalitions about the preferred color, symbol and month for sexual assault awareness activities. Results showed that those in the movement preferred a teal ribbon as a symbol for sexual assault awareness and it has since become nationally recognized.
To learn more about SAPR resources and SAAPM events at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, go to the SAPR website.