Sexual Assault/ VAWA Awareness and Prevention


Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. 

UH West Oʻahu Compliance Hui promotes awareness for sexual assault/sexual abuse, and the legislation that addresses this very important issue, VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act. Sexual Assault Awareness month is observed in April. However, UH West O`ahu Compliance Hui holds awareness and prevention event in the month of February.

Together as a camps we can minimize sexual assault/abuse, intimate partner, domestics and dating violence in our UH West O`ahu community. 

April is the month Sexual Assault Awareness is nationally observed but UH West O`ahu Compliance Hui holds events in the month of February.  This is a time for advocates, survivors, their loved ones, and the community to come together to talk openly about sexual violence to support survivors, increase knowledge and awareness, and identify strategies and resources to prevent sexual violence

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in the community. SAAM aims to raise public and campus awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
The survey found that 20% of the victims feared retaliation, 13% believed the police would not do anything to help, 13% believed it was a private matter, 8% reported to a different official, 8% believed it was not important enough to report, 7% did not want to get the perpetrator in trouble, 2% believed the police did not have the ability to help, and the last 30% gave another reason or did not cite one reason.

Sexual Assault/VAWA Awareness Event

Join us for card making and get a Valentine Day cupcake!

  • Date: February 12, 2024
  • Time: 11am- 3 pm
  • Location: C 208
  • Events:
    • Please join us to learn more about sexual assault awareness and prevention, healthy relationships, healthy boundaries, consent, and Title IX.
    • Make a card for someone you admire and who admires you back
    • Come get a delicious Valentine Day cupcake