Project Envision aims to tackle sexual violence in New York City by identifying and addressing community specific needs. They do this in collaboration with individuals, families, local businesses, and service providers. Their innovative campaign "I Have The Right..." has helped raise awareness about gender based violence. Their unique approach of grass-roots community action invites direct involvement.
To learn more, please visit their website. Then join us at their next meeting to get updated and to help strategize about helping them achieve their goals. Changing a culture that many women and girls experience as one of intimidation, violence or exploitation, requires that all men and women of conscience add their voice.
March Monthly Meeting
Avenue A & 12 st
New York, NY 10009
• Every 2 minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted (U.S. Department of Justice. National Crime Victimization Survey. [masked]).
• 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men are sexually assaulted in their life time(National Institute of Justice 2010).
• Sexual violence is a serious public health and human rights problem (World Health Organization).
• Approximately 73% of sexual assaults were committed by someone known to the victim (U.S. Department of Justice. 2005 National Crime Victimization Study. 2005).
If you or someone you know are survivors of sexual violence here are some resources:
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
New York Alliance Againts Sexual Assault