Supporting sexual assault survivors
To create a culture where sexual assault and abuse survivors feel safe and supported when speaking their truth.
In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. Between 25% and 30% of women will experience rape, along with about 3% of men. False allegations range between 2% and 8%. The number of assaults reported has fallen by more than half since 1993, and only six out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison.
It took an army of more than 300 women standing together to take down Michigan State University doctor and Olympic gymnastics consultant Larry Nassar. It took thousands of survivors coming forward against more than 300 child sex abusers in the Catholic church for some investigations to begin. It has taken three women to stand against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the nation to take any notice. Survivors of sexual abuse and assault often feel as though their voices aren’t heard. When they do share their truths, support systems are hard to find.
The Army of Survivors is an organization created by survivors for survivors. Our vision is to create a culture where those who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse feel safe and supported when speaking their truths. We support survivors through education and advocacy and provide small grants for non-profits that align with our mission of changing the conversation and culture around sexual assault and abuse.