The Survivors’ Agenda initiative is about changing the conversation — especially for those most marginalized in the movement to end sexual violence. We invite all those who may or may not self-identify as survivors, but who, by nature of their personal experiences, seek to build a better world.
Freedom from gender-based violence is central to our work here at Gender Justice. When we were founded 10 years ago our first case
was on behalf of an undocumented client who worked at a local mall. She was forced to suffer repeated sexual assaults at the hand of her boss, who threatened her with deportation. Since then, Gender Justice has continued to represent folks seeking justice from gender-based violence occurring at home, in school, and at work.
Survivors are the original power-builders. As the COVID19 pandemic continues to ravage our communities across the globe, many survivors are all too familiar with surviving in place and therefore we hold an abundance of resources, practices, and tactics that keep us safe, healthy, and in community with one another. The Survivors’ Agenda is our platform to organize and unite again as the 19 million that said “me too” two years ago. Now is our time to work across the nation to advance survivor justice and shift the narrative around sexual violence in America.