Three Organizations Making a Real Difference in the Lives of Sexual Assault Survivors
1 year ago
Nothing in the world has ever changed as a result of women walking around in underwear
Slutwalks around the country have been making headlines but for all the wrong reasons. Real changes happens, not when you strip down to your unmentionables but when you work with and for people. Here are some organizations that are making an impact in the lives of sexual assault survivors as well as legislation.
The Rape, Abuse, Assault, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
The largest anti-sexual violence advocacy organization in the country, RAINN is one of the go-to organizations for educating legislators, college campuses and the media on the challenges facing sexual assault survivors. Perhaps most importantly they provide a hotline that provides information services to aid survivors seeking help day or night. Named one of America’s 100 best charities by Worth Magazine, RAINN depends on volunteers and contributions to continue their advocacy work. Click here to learn how you can support RAINN.
The Victims Rights Law Center (VRLC)
Launched as a national non-profit in 2003, the Victims Rights Law Center fills a critical void in the lives of survivors of sexual assault. The center specializes in helping survivors navigate the complex legal as well as financial hurdles a sexual assault can trigger. (For instance, imagine facing the fear of losing a job you desperately need while taking time off to recuperate from an assault or fearing returning to your home after being assaulted there but having nowhere else to go.) Click here to learn more about how to support VRLC.
Men Can Stop Rape
A groundbreaking organization that focuses on educating men in an effort to create a less violent culture, one in which women are valued not victimized, Men Can Stop Rape strives to make prevent the number of sexual assaults committed, as well as making men more vocal allies in the pursuit of justice. Click here to find out how you can support Men Can Stop Rape.