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A text conversation about Cat Person, a fictional short story by Kristen Roupenian which appeared in The New Yorker on December 11, 2017.


The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center announced that Karen Baker will take the helm of the longest-standing anti-sexual assault coalition in the country on March 1. Baker will replace CEO Delilah Rumburg, who recently announced her retirement after serving PCAR/NSVRC for more than two decades.

This is a guest blog post by Sarah Harrison, Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist at the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

When you start searching the internet for information regarding human trafficking, it is likely that within a few clicks you will run across the term “modern day slavery.” This term has been used by everyone from local non-profits to law enforcement task forces to President Obama, and it has largely been accepted and solidified as a holistic descriptor of what human trafficking is. 

We've got you covered for all your Sexual Assault Awareness Month planning needs! We've rounded up some of the new resources available for April 2018 — from informational tools to inspirational shirts, stickers, and more — and offer suggestions on how to best utilize them. 

The Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at George Washington University recently selected the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) as one of three recipients of the 2017 Communications X-Change Awards, a global competition designed to exchange information on what works to end violence against women and girls.

By Megan Thomas, Communications Specialist for NSVRC  

By Fiona Burke, Communications Intern for NSVRC

This year’s SAAM theme is “Embrace Your Voice.” While some groups may have tried-and-true annual events, others may be looking for a fresh idea that ties into the 2018 campaign theme. 

Here are some suggestions for events that will help you embrace your voice!

Karaoke fundraiser night

by Julie Patrick, National Partners Liaison at Raliance for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center