By amplifying the voices of survivors, we can raise awareness about the needs of coalitions, and programs; help shape policy; and change the way society responds to domestic and sexual violence.
The Survivors’ Agenda aims to create a platform that “drives policy change and systems to build a world that is free of violence.” In engaging in virtual town halls, kitchen table conversations, and online surveys, survivors will connect across gender, race and nationality.
The Survivors’ Agenda is hosting a virtual Survivors Summit from September 24-26 in order for survivors to connect, find healing and work towards creating change.
Survivor Sarah Tremblay was a Best Buy “Geek Squad” employee until 2018, when she was fired for complaining about a customer who sexually assaulted her.
In the male-dominated field of tech, women experience high rates of sexual harassment. And women working in retail tech jobs are particularly vulnerable.
Luckily, Tremblay and her fierce feminist lawyer Susan Crumiller are fighting back.
If schools follow the Trump administration’s new Title IX rules, survivors no doubt will be reluctant to report sexual harassment and assault.
While some schools are accepting the rules and adopting restrictive policies, others are finding creative ways to get around the rules by designing policies that will minimize these harmful effects. We examined a few of these new policies—here’s what we found.
The mounting allegations against former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook is just the latest development demonstrating how McDonald’s has historically failed to address sexual harassment at all levels of the company.
A recent poll found that 76% of non-managerial female McDonald’s workers have been sexually harassed. Of these women, 12% were sexually assaulted or raped.
Most tools of the patriarchy involve controlling—or attempting to control—women and girls. Much of these methods of control come from shaming, and when it comes to women’s sexual choices and histories, shame is the name of the game.
Democrats and Republicans on the hill are currently negotiating a deal on the next—and likely last—COVID-19 relief package. We can’t allow this package to ignore survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, like the three before it.
The U.S. Army is still failing in its responsibility to investigate and prosecute sexual harassment and assault charges brought by Captain Erin Scanlon.
Months after her alleged rapist was acquitted, Scanlon filed a claim against the Army on grounds that her case was mishandled at Fort Bragg. The military denied the claim, citing the controversial Feres Doctrine, which prevents those who are injured as a result of military service from suing the government.
Hundreds of women in Egypt are sharing stories of surviving sexual violence after a widespread campaign prompted the arrest of a prominent sexual predator.
“The fact that these girls are speaking out this loudly with this kind of momentum––I’ve never seen it before. And it’s not just this guy … he’s only a symbol for what we’ve been having to deal with for decades.”
Black women are being murdered, violated and maimed. It’s hidden in plain sight, even as they are leading our current-day social movements with fierce intention.
Sister, they are killing us.