A Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Awareness/Prevention Non-Profit
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In addition, featured today on Al Jazeera America is an article on how high schools mishandle sexual assaults. We know from a recent surge in media coverage that colleges mishandle sexual assaults much of the time, but high schools do it, too — and have been largely ignored. 

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In addition, featured today on Al Jazeera America is an article on how high schools mishandle sexual assaults. We know from a recent surge in media coverage that colleges mishandle sexual assaults much of the time, but high schools do it, too — and have been largely ignored. 

Surviving in Numbers has been on display at the Massachusetts State House this week! If you are able to visit, you can see it in Doric Hall until tomorrow afternoon. The event was sponsored by Senator Cynthia Creem of Newton, who has done a lot of important work on domestic violence.

New resource page

With so much focus on sexual assaults on campuses, younger survivors are sometimes forgotten, and they may have different needs than a college-aged or older survivor. Cross-posted today at the fabulous Know Your IX is a new resource page written by Surviving in Numbers specifically designed to address concerns younger survivors may have.

Also: been getting a lot of blank submissions.  Before you submit your story, please make sure the text says what you want it to and that it is all in the free-form text box! Alternatively, you can always email your submission to alison.safran@gmail.com. 

Also: been getting a lot of blank submissions.  Before you submit your story, please make sure the text says what you want it to and that it is all in the free-form text box! Alternatively, you can always email your submission to alison.safran@gmail.com. 

"The thing that bugs me the most about it [is] how my mother reacts to it, to this day. It was her boyfriend who did it to me, and when I do things like refuse to use his name whenever referring to him, she says things like, "Oh get over it." The most messed up thing is she was raped too, so why is she so jaded to our shared pain?"

- submitted by a survivor

In an article from Jessica Valenti on The Guardian, Surviving in Numbers’ creation is discussed in the context of why high school prevention efforts are so important. 44% of sexual violence victims are under the age of 18, and not talking about that doesn’t solve the very real problem.

(P.S. Regrettably, when I made this sign, I failed to recognize trans survivors, male survivors, and all survivors who don’t identify as women, mainly aiming to get the point across that violence is preventable and it happened to me in this context at that spot.  Survivors of all genders matter and everyone deserves a voice, which I hope is clear from all the stories shown on Surviving in Numbers.)

In an article from Jessica Valenti on The Guardian, Surviving in Numbers’ creation is discussed in the context of why high school prevention efforts are so important. 44% of sexual violence victims are under the age of 18, and not talking about that doesn’t solve the very real problem.

(P.S. Regrettably, when I made this sign, I failed to recognize trans survivors, male survivors, and all survivors who don’t identify as women, mainly aiming to get the point across that violence is preventable and it happened to me in this context at that spot.  Survivors of all genders matter and everyone deserves a voice, which I hope is clear from all the stories shown on Surviving in Numbers.)

No survivor should ever hear this, but too many are told this every day after disclosing being assaulted. Through working with high schoolers this past year, Surviving in Numbers has taught 14 and 15-year olds how to better respond to survivors — instead of “it’s not a big deal,” students now know to say, "I believe you." "I’ll help you." "It wasn’t your fault."
In the last 24 hours of our one-year anniversary campaign, you can help us continue to do this work and expand beyond high schools in the coming year! Including offline donations, we’ve raised $6,730. Everyone can benefit from effective bystander intervention training and training on how to treat survivors with respect. With your help, we can do even more. Thanks for all your support!

No survivor should ever hear this, but too many are told this every day after disclosing being assaulted. Through working with high schoolers this past year, Surviving in Numbers has taught 14 and 15-year olds how to better respond to survivors — instead of “it’s not a big deal,” students now know to say, "I believe you." "I’ll help you." "It wasn’t your fault."

In the last 24 hours of our one-year anniversary campaign, you can help us continue to do this work and expand beyond high schools in the coming year! Including offline donations, we’ve raised $6,730. Everyone can benefit from effective bystander intervention training and training on how to treat survivors with respect. With your help, we can do even more. Thanks for all your support!