COMMUNITY SAFETY & DIRECT ACTION PROGRAMS
The Center for Anti-Violence Education
"CAE works as a catalyst for change in the lives of women, transgender people, teen women, children, and other communities especially affected by violence. CAE’s programs are designed to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, and awareness to enable them to heal from, prevent, and counter violence."
"Modeled after RightRides, we provide safe walks home to women and LGBTQ folks in South Brooklyn and work with other organizations to engage community members in preventing violence."
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Learn more about how to get the practical and emotional support you need or visit these groups below for more information about how they can help you.
NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
“The mission of the New York City Alliance Against
Sexual Assault is to develop and advance strategies, policies and responses that
prevent sexual violence and limit its destabilizing effects on victims, families
“Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support,
prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families
"The New York City Anti-Violence Project is dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education."
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED
If you do not have visible physical injuries from the assault,
friends and family may think you are okay. Many people do not understand the
extent of trauma endured by rape and sexual assault victims. There may also be
physical injuries that you can’t see.
To find a local rape crisis center click here - listed below are two very good programs.
St. Vincent's Rape Crisis Program
"24-hour 7 day a week rape crisis counselors in the Emergency Department
of St. Vincent's Hospital and NYU Downtown Hospital. They also provide free
and confidential short term individual counseling, advocacy, support and referral
service to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault and incest as
well as to their family and friends. Additionally, they offer a group
for survivors of rape."
"Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program at Mount Sinai (SAVI) provides free and confidential counseling, advocacy, support and referral services to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault, incest, and domestic violence, and to their families and friends. SAVI staff and volunteers generate a dynamic force to overcome sexual and domestic violence and cultural practices and values that sustain them—breaking down institutional systems and individual attitudes that isolate and blame victims. We offer hope, inspiration, and guidance to people and organizations working toward healing."
Brooklyn Rape and Survivor Resources
Manhattan Rape and Survivor Resources
Queens Rape and Survivor Resources
Bronx Rape and Survivor Resources
Staten Island Rape and Survivor Resources
"A powerful documentary film about
sex, power and what happens when men threaten a woman's right to
walk undisturbed on the streets of America."
“Through testimonies from Black women
survivors, commentaries from acclaimed African-American women scholars
and community leaders, NO! unveils
the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African-American
A Call to Men
"A Call to Men challenges men to reconsider
their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more
just society. We achieve this by encouraging change in the behaviors
of men through a re-education and training process that challenges
Can Stop Rape
"Empowers male youth and the institutions
that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape
and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education
and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's
capacity to be strong without being violent."
"V-Day is a global movement to stop violence
against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female
genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery."
Sylvia Rivera Law
"The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their
gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and
without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence."
"The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit and Transgender People of Color center
for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through
mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community
wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed
to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect,
represent and serve our various communities."
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition works to ensure
that classrooms, communities, and workplaces are safe for everyone
to learn, grow, and succeed - whether or not they meet expectations
for masculinity and femininity. As a human rights organization, GenderPAC
also promotes an understanding of the connection between discrimination
based on gender stereotypes and sex, sexual orientation, age, race,
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RightRides For Women's Safety offices
26 Court Street, Suite 505
in the Borough Hall/Downtown Brooklyn area
We will share experiences of violence in mass transit,
review NYFST's work and
collaborate on the structure the Advisory Board.
Light refreshments and metro cards will be provided.
If you are interested in joining us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 718-522-0822
RIGHTRIDES IS CANCELLED ON SATURDAY AUGUST 27TH, 2011 DUE TO STORM PREDICTIONS
RightRides WILL be operational on Friday, August 26th during regular hours (11:59 PM - 3 AM). We're sorry to announce that RightRides will not operate on Saturday.