Empowering Women to Speak up About Sexual Violence and Abuse
Sexual Violence against women is very common in the US. 1 out of 6 women are victims of an attempted or completed rape. Sexual Violence can have long term effects on victims with issues such as; PTSD, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. By encouraging women to speak up about their sexual abuse, we are not only helping them cope but we are able to catch their abuser. With the MeToo movement and Time'sUp, we are on the road to rehabilitating victims and holding their abusers accountable.
Internet SheSays aims to create an environment where there is zero tolerance for violence against women in India by educating and empowering women with information about law and procedure. It’s working with established institutions across the educational, entertainment and healthcare sectors to build a network of support that recognizes all levels of sexual abuse and provides the necessary means to fight it. SheSays has developed a Sexual Violence Prevention & Education curriculum to be conducted in colleges. This curriculum aims to educate the youth on gender-based violence, consent, intervention skills and the law. SheSays is also facilitating access to psychiatric and psychological services through its funding program.
Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics - https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence#:~:text=Women%20and%20Girls%20Experience%20Sexual%20Violence%20at%20High%20Rates&text=Young%20women%20are%20especially%20at,adult%20rape%20victims%20are%20female.&text=Females%20ages%2016%2D19%20are,attempted%20rape%2C%20or%20sexual%20assault.
Sierra Briscoe - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sierrabriscoe/