Since our official launch on June 28, 2016, there has been a monumental shift in our culture’s understanding of how common sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse are in the United States and around the world. We are encouraged by this progress, but know that there is still much work to do to end sexual violence in one generation.
As we celebrate this milestone, we thought we’d reflect on the progress we’ve made and lessons we’ve learned these past three years:
We know prevention is possible – and it is happening. Just check out the 62 prevention projects representing over $2.77 million we have supported via four rounds of impact grants!
How we talk about sexual violence impacts how people understand the problem and what to do about it. RALIANCE partnered with the Berkeley Media Studies Group to research how we can all do a better job talking about prevention. RALIANCE’s advocacy toolkit is also helping more people speak with their elected officials about the topics important to them when it comes to stopping sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse.
Sport is part of the solution to ending sexual violence. We launched the first of its kind Sport + Prevention Center and engage in on-going conversations with researchers and leaders in atheltics on prevention strategies and solutions.
Safe environments and strong communities start with leaders. We are proud to support the next generation of change-makers as well as honor leaders in policy work, advocacy, industry, and journalism who leading the way for sexual violence prevention.
We’re grateful to our partners and to all of you. Thank you for being a part of our journey and part of the solution to stamp out sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse once and for all.