WE WILL AT A GLANCE
We Will is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of sexual assault with state chapter organizations also working toward our goal.
"We will prevent sexual assault and mitigate the harmful effects experienced by survivors through formal and informal education, survivor support, and community growth."
Why "We Will"
Back in 2018 when we created We Will, there was trouble figuring out a name that fit. As such, we first decided to create our mission. We knew that we wanted to focus on prevention and mitigation of sexual assault, but choosing the words we would use proved difficult. "We aim to prevent and mitigate the harmful effects of assault" wasn't strong enough for us. "We focus on preventing and mitigating the harmful effects of assault" didn't show total commitment to our cause. The only wording that seemed to truly fit our goal- to completely eradicate sexual assault and mitigate the traumatic effects for survivors- was starting our mission with the words "We Will." We will prevent assault, mitigate the harmful effects of assault, and will not rest until sexual assault is eradicated. It is the only acceptable goal. We want our name We Will to create a sense of community and united effort in our goal, and to display our absolute commitment and dedication to our cause. We will complete this important work.
Making a true difference
We Will was founded by Brittney Herman in 2018. After writing a research paper, she discovered a correlation between poor sexual education and high sexual assault rates. Sexual assault is preventable and action must be taken. We are dedicated to making that change.