Foundations play a critical role in supporting efforts to address gender-based violence, yet little research has been conducted on the level or type of funding in the U.S. Spurred by the paucity of data and analysis, the Ms. Foundation for Women undertook a multi-pronged study to measure the scope, focus and impact of funding in this area. Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, this report reviews the progress foundations have made in addressing gender based violence in order to sketch the current philanthropic landscape and its potential for growth.
Concerns about participant safety persist after one-year and climbing of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sexual violence preventionists often face participants and youth disclosing their own experiences with violence in prevention spaces. Responding in a trauma-informed way is essential, and doing so in online and remote environments can pose additional challenges.
Casa de Esperanza has created a Google Spreadsheet called the "COVID-19 Resource Library" which provides a bilingual virtual library on resources in Spanish and Indigenous Languages.
Access the Spreadsheet Here
Host or locate an online SAAM event to attend this April.
Online sexual abuse can be any type of sexual harassment, exploitation, or abuse that takes place through screens.