Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

“When a survivor comes out about having been sexually assaulted or abused by an intimate partner — whether it be their first time telling anyone or their hundredth — recognize that the process can be extremely difficult and that you should be as supportive as possible. When a victim comes out to you, remember that … More Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

Advertisements

16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

We know that there is no excuse for violence, and we know that violence should never be allowed to happen. So, as witnesses or bystanders to a violent situation, what could we do to stop it from happening? We took a walk around the Breakthrough office and asked our team members what they would do … More 16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

Our ideas about false accusers have little to do with reality. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) WRITTEN BY Sandra Newman | May 11, 2017 “False rape accusations loom large in the cultural imagination. We don’t forget the big ones: The widely-read 2014 Rolling Stone article, later retracted, about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia; the 2006 accusations against innocent members … More The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Support Survivors & End Sexual Violence

It’s OK to be scared right now. Many of us are frightened, and with good reason. Sexual assault has been at the forefront of our national conversation as of late, but not because survivors’ voices are being heard. Sexual violence has been normalized, ridiculed even. Political figures and celebrities have flaunted their predatory behavior with … More 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Support Survivors & End Sexual Violence

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

“When I went to research, I was convinced these men are monsters. But when you talk to them, you realize these are not extraordinary men, they are really ordinary. What they’ve done is because of upbringing and thought process…In my experience a lot of these men don’t realize that what they’ve done is rape. They … More A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

Project Unbreakable

“Project Unbreakable is a photography project aiming to give a voice to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Project Unbreakable has been featured in media outlets such as Glamour, TIME, Buzzfeed, and The Guardian. If you are interested in participating by submitting in your own image, you may send an email to … More Project Unbreakable

Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

By Marie Solis on MIC “After failing to bring their Affordable Care Act replacement to a vote in March, GOP legislators have come armed with a new health care plan that may be even more heartless than their last.  According to Raw Story, the bill’s recently added MacArthur Meadows Amendment would ditch the ACA’s protections for pre-existing conditions — … More Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition