Yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of R&B singer R. Kelly is a hard-won and symbolic victory for countless Black women and girls who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, with the hope that this conviction can be a step towards healing.
New York Gov. Cuomo Resigns Following Findings of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Against Victims
After 11 survivors came forward reporting sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that he will resign. Those survivors’ statements were captured in a thorough investigation by the Office of State Attorney General Letitia James, leading to a public outcry for the governor’s resignation.
July 6, 2021
We honor Juneteenth as a celebration of freedom and Black culture and strength.
We once again affirm racial justice is critical to our work and all efforts to address and end sexual violence.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center Recognizes Leaders in Sexual Violence Prevention With 2021 Visionary Voice Awards
We’re honored to present this year’s Visionary Voice Awards to these change makers who are committed to supporting survivors and preventing sexual violence.
NSVRC/PCAR Joint Statement on the Capitol Insurrection 1/6
Yesterday we saw events that demonstrate systemic racism, sexism, and the dangerous attitudes
and behaviors that undermine efforts to end sexual violence play out in real time. While
we respect the right to protest, which our Constitution guarantees, we condemn the use of
force and violence to stoke fear and silence those carrying out the process of an election
decided by the American people.
We are pleased to recognize David D'Amora for his trailblazing work to bridge the fields of sex offender treatment and victim advocacy.
Chrystul Kizer is a sex trafficking survivor whose self-defense and survival was criminalized.