Statements issued by NAESV on policy and current events:
STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY DIRECTOR TERRI POORE ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING ON TITLE IX BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
November 16, 2018
“Today, the Department of Education issued a new proposed rule rolling back Title IX protections for survivors of sexual violence in schools and on campus, severely narrowing the definition of sexual harassment…”
October 4, 2018
A letter to U.S. Senators from the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
“The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court threatens women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare for all Americans. The Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of our most cherished rights, and it is no place for someone so far outside of the mainstream who will roll back the clock on hard-won freedoms”
October 3, 2018
“We are appalled and outraged that the Senate Judiciary Committee leadership has released a statement about comments of a sexual nature allegedly made by Julie Swetnick. Such a statement is unacceptable in all events, but particularly because it attempts to smear someone who has not had the opportunity to be interviewed by the FBI. The release of this statement violates the intent of the Rape Shield Rule drafted by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 and voted into law by Congress in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994”.
September 26, 2018
“Our hope was that the treatment of sexual assault victims would have improved in the 27 years since Anita Hill gave testimony during Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearings. So far we have been disappointed.Proper and supportive treatment of sexual assault victims encourages increased reporting and can reduce trauma for victims. Rape is the most underreported crime in the United States. This is not the fault of rape victims. This is the fault of our society.”