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January: Stalking Awareness Month

Join us throughout the month of January 2018 for community-wide awareness raising programs and educational initiatives. Check our facebook page for the latest updates and subscribe to our sarasupporters listserv!

According to the Stalking Resource Center, over 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. Stalking is often committed by someone the victim knows, and stalking by an intimate partner is the most common and most dangerous type of stalking. Every January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), a month dedicated to raising the understanding of stalking. This January, we invite our Stanford community to learn more about stalking, name it when it happens, and stop it from occurring.

Stalking intersects with both intimate partner violence and sexual violence. The observance of NSAM is a vital time for us to join efforts to raise awareness and to educate about stalking and how it relates to other forms of violence. As we elevate the issue of stalking throughout the month, let’s also take this opportunity to work towards solutions to prevent stalking and related forms of violence throughout the year and beyond.

Curious about the history of NSAM? Click here to learn more.

(Source: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Blog Entry 2017)