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:
Invitations sent to selected participants.
Participants confirm participation, Non-fellowship participant – 50% tuition due, non-refundable.
Non-fellowship participant – second 50% tuition / final payment due, non-refundable.
ThisGEN: Youth Summit
Media Summit & Contest
Raliance, in partnership with The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, recognizes the importance of sexual violence reporting. The RALLYs awards honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence. The RALLYs will be presented at the Raliance Media Summit on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. This one-day event will bring together journalists to discuss reporting on sexual violence.
Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the general public to understand. At the nexus of trauma, violence, crime and public health, news coverage on sexual assault and rape often lacks the depth of context connecting specific events with broader social patterns. Responsible and high-impact reporting uses statistics, stories and background to enhance public understanding of how sexual violence impacts individuals, families and communities. Excellence in coverage of sexual violence highlights the spectrum of sexual violence and range of people affected. Most importantly, effective reporting on sexual violence conveys the scope of the problem while also identifying solutions and challenging the notion that these acts are inevitable.Press Release
Deadline for submission: March 17, 2017
Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award
Raliance is pleased to join Futures Without Violence and the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in sponsoring the 6th biennial Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award that recognizes an outstanding new investigator with 2-10 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.
The recipient will receive passage to the 2017 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in San Francisco, CA, which includes airfare, hotel, waived Conference registration (September 26-28, 2017) and a small stipend. Additionally, they will be recognized during the conference by Futures Without Violence, Raliance and the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their respective websites and materials.
Nominations are accepted from professionals in the field and will be selected based on the quality of their research and its implications for the field; commitment to underserved communities; mentorship and collaboration with fellow researchers, health providers and advocates in the field. We are interested in research candidates who come from a variety of professions including, but not limited to doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, public health professionals and advocates.
Deadline for submission: May 5, 2017 5pm
(6pm Mountain; 7pm Central; 8pm Eastern)
All will be informed by June 20th, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Lee [email protected] or call: 415-678-5500
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.