Raliance is a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. As the go-to resource for policymakers, advocates, service providers, prevention practitioners and the media, Raliance boldly and innovatively advances the field nationally. Raliance is comprised of three national sexual violence prevention organizations – the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) - with over 70 years of anti sexual violence activism. Raliance – be the generation that ends sexual violence.

Raliance seeks to bring together a community of diverse activists whose stories have not been central to the movement and use this national space to elevate the visibility of these stories in order to eradicate gender-based violence. Through supporting youth and nurturing the conditions for their own empowerment, Raliance hopes to encourage youth to bring learning and activism back to their communities to end gender-based violence. To help us build collective power and voice to achieve this, we are convening ThisGEN: Youth Summit from March 6th-10th 2017 in Washington DC. This 5-day event will engage sophomore and junior High School students in leadership and learning opportunities through three tracks:

Using social media and messaging to change public opinion and discourse about gender-based violence

Leveraging the influence of sports and athletes to end gender-based violence

Catalyzing individuals and communities through community organizing and policy advocacy to end gender-based violence

  • Oct 7

    Application released.

  • Nov 11

    Application is due.

  • Dec 9

    Invitations sent to selected participants.

  • Dec 21

    Participants confirm participation, Non-fellowship participant – 50% tuition due, non-refundable.

  • Jan 13

    Non-fellowship participant – second 50% tuition / final payment due, non-refundable.

Apply as a Fellowship Participant

Apply to participate in ThisGEN:Youth Summit as a fellowship participant. Fill out this application if you:
  • Can only attend if supported financially
  • Are unable to fundraise in your community to support your participation
We encourage teams of 2 or 3 to apply and will also accept individual applications
Fellowship Application

Apply as Non-Fellowship Participant

Apply to participate in ThisGEN:Youth Summit as a non-fellowship participant. Fill out this application if you:
  • Have secured or identified funding for full tuition ($1800/person) to support your participation at ThisGEN: Youth Summit
We encourage teams of 2 or 3 to apply and will also accept individual applications
Non-Fellowship Application

Present at ThisGEN:Youth Summit

Submit a proposal to present at ThisGen: Youth Summit! Timeline for propsals to present:

  • Week of October 3 rd – Submission for Proposals released
  • Nov 4 th 2016 at 5p PST – Submission for Proposals due
  • By Nov 30 th 2016– Proposal Invitations sent to selected speakers
Submit a Proposal

Sponsor a Participant

You can make it possible for one or more young activists to receive a scholarship to attend ThisGen: Youth Summit!

Please note that you can choose to be recognized for your donation in our program or remain anonymous.

Sponsor a Participant


Activism Fair

ThisGEN: Youth Summit is planning to convene a space where social justice activist organizations and networks can meet and engage participants from around the country. We invite organizations who want to reserve a space at the Activism fair to submit an Interest Form, and a member of ThisGEN: Youth Summit Team will contact you with additional information about this opportunity.
If you have any further questions about the Youth Summit, please see our ThisGEN: Youth Summit FAQs or email us!
Raliance has received seed funding from the National Football League (NFL) to coordinate prevention, policy, and messaging efforts; establish a presence in the Washington, DC metro area; and to award grants to advance a variety of promising practices and policies. Raliance is a vehicle for directing new private funding to programs that have demonstrated expertise in addressing and preventing sexual violence. Through its grant program, Raliance will fund promising practices or policies that are replicable and that:

Improve the response to victims of sexual violence

Reduce the likelihood of perpetration of sexual violence; or

Strengthen communities’ capacity to create safe environments

Projects awarded will contribute to the coordinated implementation of a comprehensive initiative to change the culture in one generation by aligning sexual violence services, prevention, messaging, and policy goals; or by contributing to the existing body of evidence and/or promising practices or policies related to sexual violence. Funded projects are those that can be replicated.


Raliance is pleased to announce the first-round of grant awardees. Each of the following 27 grantees will receive funding of up to $50,000 – totaling nearly $1.2 million across all projects – from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.


Intent to Submit form was due by July 25, 2016.


Web Conference


Category 1

Services or advocacy for people who have been sexually victimized

Category 2

Strategies for reducing the likelihood of people to sexually offend

Category 3

Organizational, systemic, or community-level prevention strategies (Partners have a particular interest in projects addressing sexual violence prevention within sports institutions)


The second round of grant funding was announced on July 5 for projects to begin on April 1, 2017. A brief “Intent to Submit” form, describing the proposed project, was due on July 25. Raliance hosted a web conference on July 12 to provide information and address questions. Additional details have been posted on each of the partners’ websites, on listservs and enewsletters for sexual violence prevention advocates.   Raliance website is under construction. Keep an eye on future updates.