“You took away my privacy, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.” #BreakTheSilence

5 Million People Read This Sexual Assault Survivor's Letter. You Should, Too. Post Author: Katie Ashbaugh, Chicago, IL “Your Honor, if it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly,” the young woman’s statement begins. “You don’t know me, but you’ve…

How to Become a SANE Nurse

To become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), you must first be a registered nurse (or advanced practice). Find a SANE training in your area or check the IAFN calendar for online courses.** After beginning practice as a SANE, trained SANE nurses who meet the eligibility requirements may take a board certification examination.  Eligibility…

Filing a Police Report

Filing a Police Report Filing a police report will document the incident and take the first step towards filing criminal charges. The process will vary depending on your circumstances and the jurisdiction, however, these two documents from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will help you know what to expect: IACP Supplemental Sexual…

The Healing Years

Excerpt from a Documentary Featuring: Former Miss America, Marilyn Van Derbur and her courageous story of healing from the child sexual abuse by her father. Janice Mirikitani, President of Glide Memorial Church, her inspiring story of healing and launching much needed support groups for women survivors of sexual abuse. Barbara…

How Men Can Be Allies

Research suggests that 80% of college age men are uncomfortable when women are belittled or mistreated, but they do not express their discomfort because they believe they are the only ones who are uncomfortable. Ally Intervention helps men express their discomfort. STEP ONE: Notice. Social norms often reinforce the normality of sexism…

liftUPlift Worldwide

liftUPlift Worldwide is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against women.  We provide tools and training to our Allies, so they can combat violence against women in their communities. We know the vast majority of people around the world are opposed to violence against women, so our initiatives are designed…