National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
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NTF Statement on VAWA and Treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford

September 21, 2018

“We are dedicated to keeping survivors safe and free from continuing trauma, while holding perpetrators accountable. One of the primary tools we have to do our work is the Violence Against Women Act. We write now to apprise you of our intention to disengage from negotiations over VAWA reauthorization, and of the important reasons for this decision”.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Applauds Cosby Verdict as One Step in Groundswell of Change

April 26, 2018

As in many high-profile sexual assault cases, the victims who testified in the second Cosby trial were called liars and opportunists and much worse after coming forward about the sexual violence they suffered.  It shouldn’t take a guilty verdict for victims of sexual violence to be believed.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Welcomes Congressional Investigation of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics

“We applaud Senators Shaheen, Ernst, and their fellow colleagues for their efforts to create a committee to look deeply at the dynamics that allowed the abuse by Dr. Nassar to continue unchecked. Institutions from faith communities to government agencies to youth sports organizations must take responsibility for addressing and ending sexual violence…”


“Today, the Biden Foundation announced the formation of two Advisory Councils that will support its work to end violence against women and advance LGBTQ equality. Advisory Council members are respected leaders, experts and advocates at the forefront of their fields, who were chosen to advise the Foundation because they understand the complexities of the broad challenges they aim to address.”

We Denounce the White Supremacist Hate Rally in Charlottesville & Call Leaders to Action

We denounce the “Unite the Right” white supremacist hate rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12; we denounce racism in all its forms both overt and subtle; we denounce anti-Semitism, homophobia, and xenophobia; and we re-commit ourselves to being an actively anti-racist organization seeking justice for all people.

Setbacks for Sexual Assault Survivors at the Department of Education

July 14, 2017

This past week there have been several instances causing great concern about the direction being taken by Department of Education and their work regarding Title IX enforcement.

Statement on the Presidential Election

November 10, 2016

Today and every day, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence pledges to stand with all survivors of sexual violence; to advocate passionately for the services, programs, and policies they need to heal and thrive; and work with determination for comprehensive prevention in our communities and an end to rape culture.

Black Lives Matter

July 8, 2016

We cannot end sexual violence without ending racism.

Top Sexual Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation

June 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three leading sexual violence prevention organizations announced today the creation of “Raliance,” a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation. The

Top Sexual Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation

June 6, 2016

The Kering Foundation, in partnership with NAESV and NNEDV, extends training program to prevent and combat violence against women in the US.

BJS Campus Climate Data Confirms Campus Sexual Violence Problem

January 20, 2016

Today, the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released important and thoughtfully gathered climate survey data from students anonymously surveyed at nine universities last year about their experiences of sexual violence.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Commends Department of Justice Guidance on Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response

December 15, 2015

Last week, we were riveted by the stories of the women victimized by Daniel Holtzclaw, by their courage in telling their stories, and by the assumptions apparent in Holtzclaw’s violent behavior—that his badge made his power unquestionable; that struggling women of color would not come forward and would not be believed; and that racism and sexism would play to his favor in getting away with these vicious violations.

HALT Act Supports Survivors by Holding Institutions Accountable and Increasing Transparency to End Sexual Violence

June 8, 2015

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence applauds Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA) for introducing the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) Campus Sexual Violence Act.

NAESV Applauds New Title IX Guidance

April 24, 2015

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence commends the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights on its new guidance package on Title IX Coordinators.

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Believes “Jackie”

December 8, 2014

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence is heartbroken and outraged by the events that have unfolded since Friday afternoon based on Rolling Stone’s investigative coverage of sexual assault at the University of Virginia.

TweetChat to commemorate the 20th anniversary of VAWA!

September 19, 2014

Please join us for a TweetChat to commemorate the 20th anniversary of VAWA:
“A Trip Down VAWA Lane: 20 Years of Activism”

NFL Announces Funding for Sexual Assault Services

September 19, 2014

Today, the National Football League (NFL) announced a multi-year commitment to support services for survivors of sexual assault and pledged funding to advocacy organizations across the country.

NAESV Partners with “It’s On Us” Campaign

September 19, 2014

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence supports the ongoing efforts of President Obama and Vice-President Biden to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

NAESV Applauds Recommendations of White House Task Force to Protect Students

April 29, 2014

For decades, advocates have been swimming against the tide to prevent sexual violence and offer support to survivors.

NAESV Response to Campus Sexual Assault Column in the Wall Street Journal

February 11, 2014

In The Wall Street Journal: Editorial

NAESV Applauds Obama Administration’s Renewed Commitment to Address Sexual Assault

January 3, 2014

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) applauds President Obama and the White House Council on Women and Girls for issuing a renewed call to action today to address the epidemic of sexual assault in our nation.

A National Perspective on Recent High-Profile Sexual Assault Cases

December 9, 2013

A National Perspective on Recent High-Profile Sexual Assault Cases

NAESV Statement on Government Shutdown

October 4, 2013

NAESV Calls on Congress to Immediately Fund the Federal Government

HIV Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Survivors

August 19, 2013

National leaders release policy statement on HIV prophylaxis for sexual assault survivors

NAESV Commends United States Senate on Passage of VAWA

February 12, 2013

On behalf of 56 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions, over 1300 rape crisis centers, and the victims these centers serve every day, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) commends the United States Senate for the passage of S. 47 today–legislation that reauthorizes and strengthens the Violence Against Women Act.

Statement on Richard Mourdock’s Comments about Rape

October 25, 2012

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence stands with all victims and survivors of sexual violence and fully affirms their right to decide for themselves what happens with their bodies and with their lives.

Statement on the Eighteenth Anniversary of The Violence Against Women Act

September 13, 2012

Today is the eighteenth birthday of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

NAESV statement on Congressman Todd Akin’s comments on rape and pregnancy

August 20, 2012

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) rejects comments by Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) that trivialize the experiences of thousands of women and girls in our nation…

Senate Passes VAWA

April 26, 2012

Today, the U.S. Senate passed strong, bipartisan legislation to protect all victims.

The Violence Against Women Act and Sexual Assault- A Press Guide

March 29, 2012

VAWA is an Essential Tool S. 1925 continues successful programs to address victim needs and prevent sexual violence and includes new tools to improve the nation’s response to crimes of sexual violence. “To help get over the trauma of the assault, I immediately turned to a rape crisis center for support. The support and services I received gave me my life back! VAWA must be reauthorized to continue these critical services.” Gabrielle Union, actress and survivor

CDC Releases New Data

December 14, 2011

New Data Reveal Nearly 1 in 5 Women Have Been Raped in the United States

Attorney General Speaks at DOJ’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month Program

April 1, 2011

A transcript of Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments acknowledging Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

NAESV President Named to Federal Anti-Violence Committee

November 1, 2010

Monika Johnson-Hostler, president of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, is named to the newly re-chartered National Advisory Committee on the Violence Against Women (NAC).

President Proclaims January National Stalking Awareness Month

January 10, 2011

President Obama became the first President to proclaim January as National Stalking Awareness Month.