Updated: Apr 27
For #Day26 of #30DaysOfSAAAM We Will is highlighting the people to know in the sexual assault prevention and survivor empowerment space. Click on the links below to access their websites and learn more about these fantastic individuals and organizations.
NSVRC provides research & tools to advocates working on the frontlines to end sexual harassment, assault, and abuse with the understanding that ending sexual violence also means ending racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression.
State and local sexual violence and survivor resource centers provide localized support for individuals seeking hope and healing, and may provide educational materials to assist survivors in their healing journeys or to prevent assault. These centers can connect you with other resources in your area such as legal help,
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
While it is not necessary to pursue legal justice for an assault, if you do decide to prosecute, you want someone truly on your side. You can find lawyers sympathetic to sexual assault survivors in your area.
April is not only about sexual assault awareness, but also prevention. You can directly affect the rate of sexual assault through getting involved in sexual assault prevention education. Click on the link to learn more about how you can get involved in your families and communities.
This list is by no means exhaustive. We want to thank all who work in the sexual assault awareness and prevention state and who provide critical resources to survivors. Thank you all who support these organizations and others in their work. We could not do it without your help.