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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Who Watches the Watchers: Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement

The  average messaging of most anti-violence organizations include some variation on the following: “If you are in immediate danger, call 911.”  Embedded in directing a victim of violence to call 911 is a key assumption—that law enforcement will make that person safer.  But the headlines regularly feature stories of law enforcement officers accused of abuse: of thei

National Sexual Violence Resource Center Recognizes Leaders in Sexual Violence Prevention With 2023 Visionary Voice Awards

Honorees include advocates, leaders, survivors, lawmakers, and more

HARRISBURG, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today 24 recipients of its 2023 Visionary Voice Awards. These honorees represent a wide range of disciplines from across the country and were selected for their outstanding work toward preventing sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse.

Visionary Voice Awards 2023

NSVRC offers the Visionary Voice Awards, in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month each April, to recognize the creativity and hard work of individuals around the country who have demonstrated outstanding work to end sexual violence. Each year, state, territory, and tribal coalitions select an outstanding individual to nominate for the awards. Nominees may be partners from a local community or other outstanding individuals that have worked to end sexual violence.

2023 Visionary Voice Awards in black text over a light blue watercolor background

Drawing Connections 101: Talking to Children about Racism And Preventing Sexual Violence

Like all forms of oppression, racism is among the root causes of sexual violence. We can help build safe communities for all people by fighting against racism, educating ourselves, and having conversations about these issues with our children and young people in our lives. As a parent or guardian, you can use these tools and resources to build trust and have open communication with your child about sexual violence and racism. 

Drawing Connections 101: Promoting Racial Equity and Preventing Sexual Assault in the Workplace

While this card is intended for all audiences, white readers should pay close attention to how workplace power structures and systems may benefit them at the expense of others. It is important that everyone is encouraged to take the time to examine their own potential biases in the workplace. It is up to all of us to shape a racially equitable workplace that promotes respect and to protects against sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. 

Drawing Connections 101: Disrupting Racial Inequality And Equity vs. Equality

 Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse are problems that extend across entire communities and cultures. This is why it is important for communities to examine the systems within their communities that permit it, whom they benefit, and what can be done to ensure that every victim of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault has access to the resources they need.