For many survivors of rape and sexual assault and the countless number of advocates in our state doing anti-sexual violence work, this has been an exceptionally upsetting and potentially triggering year with the recent and ongoing national conversation on sexual violence. Now more than ever the nation is focused on an issue that many in this field have dedicated our professional and personal lives to ending.
While successfully increasing awareness of the issue, the conversations surrounding the #metoo movement has also put a spotlight on the prevalence of harmful victim blaming narratives. The unfortunate reality is that too many people who come forward with an experience of sexual assault suffer further hurt and humiliation by having their experience dismissed, their integrity questioned, or their motives interrogated.
Sexual assault can be a traumatic, life-changing event and the ability to connect with a Victim Advocate can make all the difference.
This Giving Tuesday we ask for your support so that we can advance our efforts to educate, inform and empower the change agents who do this work. NCCASA has equipped more than 15,000 community and campus activists with resources and education to better assist survivors and transform their communities. With their help we work to change the culture that allows victim blaming, sexual violence, and harassment to exist. With your help we can ensure that our 2019 Biennial Conference provides advocates and activist with an experience that leaves them inspired and informed.
Every contribution helps move us forward towards our goal. Thank you for supporting our work and being an ally to survivors of sexual violence. You can donate before, on or after #GivingTuesday, and share why you give with #MyGivingStory on Facebook and Twitter.