Trigger Warning:The full article on Ms. Magazine’s blog contains non-graphic description of rape and sexual assault.
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)–which helps provide support networks for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and sexual assault and provides funding for law enforcement to address these crimes–gained its 60th co-sponsor on Tuesday. While VAWA may not be a perfect piece of legislation, there’s no question that Congress needs to reauthorize it and continue providing protection to women and girls who are survivors of violent crimes.
Many campaigns in support of VAWA have sprung up in the last few months; one of the most recent is a small, but rapidly growing Facebook campaign asking women and men who support VAWA to wear white on April 2nd as a sign of solidarity.
One of my former college classmates and friend, Bonnie Morrison, wrote a heartrending essay describing her own experience with sexual assault, why she plans to wear white on April 2 and why she supports VAWA. […]
Read the full article at Ms. Magazine’s blog
Thanks to Bonnie for being brave enough to share her story, and to Aviva at Ms. Magazine for mentioning our project in the article.
Personal testimony carries a tremendous impact — So tell us, why will you be wearing white on April 2nd?