Pass a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights in California

Originally published on Change.Org in March, 2017 By Flannery From California. California is close to passing a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights that will guarantee comprehensive, common sense civil rights for survivors like me. In March of 2015, I was sexually assaulted by a man I was dating. When …

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Jodie Ortega Performs Breaking Our Silence: Healing Thrives in Community

“Jodie Ortega first wowed us in her 2014 TEDx talk, “Breaking My Silence: Healing Thrives in Conversation.” Where she shared her journey of breaking free from the secret of being raped by a family member. Jodie is back for another TEDx talk on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and through a …

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Set the Expectation: Violence Against Women Is Never OK

Originally published on Change.Org on May 8, 2017 By Maria Ruiz. Almost a year ago, I started this petition in response to a horrible injustice I learned about. Today, we have created a community of 1.3 million people who are fighting to stop sexual assault and protect survivors. I try …

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Believe Survivors

Surviving sexual assault is sometimes only the first part of a long ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be this way. When Grace Watkins went to the hospital after she was raped at 18 by a Notre Dame student while his friends photographed the assault, she was told that it …

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