On April 16, Mariska Hargitay's groundbreaking new documentary, I AM EVIDENCE, will premiere on HBO. The film exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States, bringing attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors. Joyful Heart has made the elimination of the national rape kit backlog a top ad
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.
On April 14, we will raise our voices in Washington, D.C. and around the world to remind officials that we will hold them accountable for passing equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all people and all communities.
Raise your voice with us at the 2018 March for Science!
Last month, Tennis Star and new Mom Serena Williams shared her experience of life-threatening complications that arose shortly after giving birth to her daughter. In doing so, she shined a light on the often ignored reality that countless Black women in the U.S. are more likely to suffer similar complications or die from pregnancy and childbirth than white women.
Building on the powerful voices that have emerged following the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center is proud to launch the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April.
Betsy DeVos has sought to cut Education Department funding by $3.6 billion in her proposal to the Omnibus spending bill: “It sharpens and hones the purpose of our mission: serving students by meeting their needs,” DeVos said. Luckily Congress stopped her but now it is time to call for her resignation. She has initiated a war on our children and public schools.
Among the cuts she recommended:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason.
NextGen America's Rising program is working with Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence and Everytown for Gun Safety to help register high school students who turn 18 this year, to vote and make their voices heard at the ballot box.