The New York State Assembly passed the Child Victims Act, extending the time survivors have to file civil suits against perpetrators until they turn 55 years old. The law opens up a one-year “lookback window,” allowing survivors to file civil actions against perpetrators no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.
To truly achieve liberation, we must interrogate how we do this work—and what power structures we are upholding in our efforts to create change.
Ms. is the proud media sponsor of this year’s National Sexual Assault Conference—which is why I’ll be spending the next three days handing out a million free magazines, streaming sessions and sitting down for a marathon of live-streamed conversations with experts and advocates on-site. (And blogging all about it! Right here.)
RALIANCE teamed up with the Berkeley Media Studies Group to release a new report to guide individuals on how to talk about prevention. Here are some key takeaways on messaging and getting the conversation started.
Stigma doesn’t just reap shame for sexual beings—it makes it more difficult to call out rape culture when we see it.
We’re pretty lousy at teaching young people the skills they need to engage in meaningful, emotionally responsible and respectful relationships with each other.
Violence prevention advocates across the country are crafting solutions to address and prevent multiple types of violence at once.
RALIANCE has supported 52 projects in the last three years with $2.3 million in grants that have furthered prevention in communities across the country—and we’ve opened another round of funding with a deadline closing soon.
Like seeds, the systems tries to bury too many mothers behind bars—yet still, they rise.
The intersection of sexual assault, homelessness and housing is multi-layered and complex. Sexual violence can jeopardize a person’s housing—and lack of safe housing and homelessness can increase the risk of sexual assault.