In 2015, RALIANCE presented to the National Foot ... learn more

In 2015, RALIANCE presented to the National Football League an Action Plan of bold vision and determination to end sexual violence in one generation. The NFL recognized RALIANCE’s plan as an opportunity to make a significant impact and invested $10 million of seed-funding to leverage the influence of sports to change cultures ripe for sexual assault, to support the group’s vision for programs that help athletes become their best selves, and, to provide positive role models all around athletics. This grant was the first-ever major corporate funding of sexual violence prevention initiatives. “Sexual assault is an issue that impacts communities worldwide in staggering numbers, and we share RALIANCE’s belief that we all have a responsibility to help change that,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We are pleased to help drive real change, support innovative programs and make significant and lasting headway in combatting sexual violence. We know that RALIANCE’s important work will make a difference for thousands of women and men around the country. The NFL’s initial funding, along with the inclusion and utilization of a wide variety of community-based partners, has empowered RALIANCE to be bold, experimental, and creative, from which we share best practices with all agencies to encourage replication and adaptation.

In 2017, RALIANCE joined forces with Uber to drive innovation into ... learn more

In 2017, RALIANCE joined forces with Uber to drive innovation into efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence through a five-year partnership that pairs Uber’s expertise in technology and innovation with RALIANCE’s expertise in preventing and responding to sexual violence to make lasting, impactful changes to the safety needs across the entire commuter transportation industry. “Our goal has been to listen and learn so that we are better equipped to make changes that matter,” said Tracey Breeden, head of Global Safety Communications, Uber. “These initiatives would not have been possible without the insight and guidance from partners like RALIANCE.” RALIANCE has assisted Uber with creating awareness and prevention messaging for their app and website, as well as training for employees. Funding from Uber also supports RALIANCE’s prevention efforts outside of the company, as well as policy initiatives to ensure access to services for all survivors.

Key Partners

Our partners help RALIANCE be bold, experimental and creative. We are grateful for these strong relationships and are proud to share what we have learned together.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence learn more

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) is the voice in Washington for the 56 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions and 1,300 local rape crisis centers working to end sexual violence and support survivors.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center learn more

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the nation’s leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence – translating research and trends into best practices to promote change in communities and inform journalism.

PreventConnect learn more

PreventConnect, a national program of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, is the leading national online resource center to advance the prevention of sexual and domestic violence and support development, implementation and evaluation of innovative prevention practices.

Berkeley Media Studies Group learn more

Berkeley Media Studies Group helps community and public health groups practice media advocacy — the strategic use of mass media to advance policies that improve health. BMSG and RALIANCE collaborated with NSVRC to create and test communications guidelines and message recommendations to support anyone who wants to make the case for prevention.

Center on Gender Equity and Health of UC San Diego learn more

The mission of the Center on Gender Equity and Health is to improve population, health, and development by improving the status, opportunities, and safety of women and girls, globally. The Center focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and development and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices related to:

  • Gender inequities (girl child marriage, son preference, and daughter aversion)
  • Gender-based violence (partner violence, sexual assault & exploitation, sex trafficking)

NO MORE learn more

NO MORE is a global initiative dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling culture change. RALIANCE and NO MORE partner on solutions to end all forms of violence and bringing this message to more audiences.

Know Your IX learn more

Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment.

National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence learn more

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is focused on the development, passage, and implementation of effective public policy to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The full membership of the NTF is comprised of a large and diverse group of national, tribal, state, territorial, and local organizations, as well as individuals committed to securing an end to violence against women.

National Women's Law Center learn more

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) are passionate champions of policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in their communities.

Carter learn more

Carter is an international consulting firm dedicated to advancing philanthropy worldwide through fundraising, organizational planning, and governance. RALIANCE has partnered with Carter for guidance as we strive to accelerate our growth and impact in the prevention movement.

Op Ed Project learn more

The Op Ed Project is a social venture that changes history by accelerating the ideas and impact of underrepresented voices, including women. RALIANCE and the Op Ed Project partnered to train a cohort of individuals through their Write to Change the World seminar and empower opinion perspectives about sexual violence and its prevention often left out of the media.

Stop Street Harassment learn more

Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide.


RALIANCE honors leaders whose work contributes toward ending sexual violence in one generation. These activists, advocates and industry leaders make a difference for all of us.

Think Tanks

RALIANCE has convened key leaders in sexual violence prevention, industries, and research to inform its fearless leadership and action to ending sexual violence. RALIANCE draws on the experiences and needs of survivors and marginalized communities to ensure informed and inclusive prevention and intervention strategies

Policy Think Tank

RALIANCE hosted a policy think tank bringing together over 50 social justice activists and policy makers with the goal of pushing beyond current approaches to find ways that more comprehensively support survivors from all walks of life and backgrounds to heal and thrive. For this meeting, we focused on the intersections of oppression, especially racism, and sexual violence to create more effective prevention and intervention policies.

From this think tank, RALIANCE formed a Policy Committee to work more specifically on policy affecting child sexual abuse victims from marginalized populations, including children of color, LGBT youth and children with disabilities. Ensuring that systems created to respond child sex abuse victims are inclusive of the needs of all children is a top priority for the Committee and will shape their work with RALIANCE.

  • Luz Marquez Benbow

    Collaborative Fellow, Just Beginnings
  • Martha Hernandez-Martinez

    Casa de Esperanza
  • Santos LaRose

    Reentry Coordinator, TGI Justice
  • Strong Oak Lefebvre

    Founder/Former Board President/1st Executive Director, Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition (VBCIC)
  • Klarissa Oh

    Education Director, Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service
  • Mel Phillips

    Victim Advocate/Artist in Residence, Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service
  • Terri Poore

    Policy Director, RALIANCE
  • Bamby Salcedo

    Founder, Translatin@ Coalition
  • Aishah Shahidah Simmons

    Creator, #LoveWITHAccountability
  • Amita Swadhin

    Founder, MirrorMemoirs
  • Tashmica Torok

    Founder, Executive Director, Firecracker Foundation
  • Ebony Tucker

    Advocacy Director, RALIANCE

Sport Think Tank

RALIANCE has convened several Think Tanks of representatives from sport, sexual violence, and domestic violence prevention experts and prevention researchers to inform our work on how sport can be part of the solution to ending sexual violence.

  • Kristy Trautmann

    Executive Director, FISA Foundation
  • Nan Stoops

    Executive Director, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Ilene Stohl

    Prevention, Teen Dating Violence, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Lupe Poblano

    Project Director, Compass Point
  • Julie Patrick

    National Partners Liaison, RALIANCE
  • Brian O'Conner

    Director of Public Education Campaigns & Programs, Futures Without Violence
  • Jeffery O'Brien

    Executive Director, Huddle up
  • Rebecca Millman

    Prevention and Education Coordinator Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, University of Washington
  • Don McPherson

  • Lindsay McDaniel Mapp

    National Project Manager, RALIANCE
  • Jackson Katz

    Foiunder &Director , MVP Strategies
  • Monika Johnson-Hostler

    President, RALIANCE/NASEV
  • Rev. Rickie Houston

    Core Trainer & Specialist, Violence Prevention In Communities Of Faith, A Call To Men
  • Katie Hood

    CEO, One Love Foundation
  • Sandra Henriquez

    Executive Director, RALIANCE/CALCASA
  • Alan Heisterkmp

    Director, University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention
  • Ed Heisler

    Excutive Director, Men As Peacemakers
  • Rachel Haas

    Associate Director, NO MORE
  • Tracy DeTomasi

    Vice President of Domestic Violence Services, YWCA Nashville
  • Lorien Castelle

    Director of Prevention, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Leah Aldridge

    Consultant, CALCASA
  • Jennifer Brockman

    Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center, Univeristy of Kansas

Research Think Tank

In January 2018,  20 people gathered for a Think Tank of researchers who explored key research questions that aim to expand the body of evidence for sexual and domestic violence prevention in and through sport, with the goal of developing recommendations to advance these efforts. The meeting was convened by RALIANCE and the Center for Gender Equity and Health at the University of California San Diego.  This Think Tank lead to a white paper that was in August 2018.

  • Anita Raj, Ph.D

    Tata Chancellor Professor of Medicine, Director, Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH), Department of Medicine, Professor of Education, Division of Social Sciences at the University of California San Diego
  • Ann Coker, Ph.D MPH

    University of Kentucky- Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology UK College of Medicine
  • Beth Richie, Ph.D, MSW

    Senior adviser to the National Football League’s policy group, Head and Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Justice and Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Brenda Parent, J.D.

    Director, Applied Health, Director, NYU Sports and Society NYU School of Professional Studies, affiliate at NYU School of Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics
  • Brian Pinero, MSSW

    Project Coordinator, RALIANCE
  • David Lee, MPH

    Director of Prevention, CALCASA
  • Ebony Tucker, J.D.

    Advocacy Director, RALIANCE
  • Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Heather McCauly, Sc.D., M.S.

    Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies Department at Michigan State University
  • Jay Silverman, Ph.D

    Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, Director of Research at the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at the University of California San Diego
  • Jeff Milroy, Ph.D, MPH

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Education and the Associate Director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness at UNC Greensboro
  • Jennifer Yore, MPH

    Senior Program Manager, Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at the University of California San Diego
  • Kathleen Basile, Ph.D

    Senior Scientist, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
  • Katie Hanna, M.Ed.

    Director of Education & Outreach, SafeSport
  • Keith Kaufman, Ph.D

    Professor of Psychology, Portland State University
  • Kristy McCray, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor, Sport Management Department of Health and Sport Science at Otterbein University
  • Mo Lewis

    Prevention Specialist, NSVRC
  • Samantha Kelly, MPH

    Assistant Director for the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness in the Department of Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro
  • Sandra Martin, Ph.D

    Associate Dean for Research at Gillings School of Global Public Health, Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina
  • Wendy Taylor, MSA

    Deputy Director of Athletics, UC San Diego
  • Jessica Wagner, MPH, RN

    Associate Director of Prevention and Health Promotion, NCAA