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Sexual violence is a universal issue that demands international recognition. The United Nations (UN) was founded to protect the equality of all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. According to the World Health Organization, 35% of women on earth - 1.3 billion people - are sexual violence survivors, equivalent to the entire populations of North America and Europe, combined. Rape is an epidemic.

Yet, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has never passed a resolution focused solely on sexual violence survivors’ rights. Around the world protesters are marching to demand recognition and justice for survivors who are denied basic rights and access to justice.  For the first time in history, an UNGA Resolution on Sexual Violence Survivors’ Access to Justice would enshrine protections for all survivors.

Campaigns

United Nations: Worldwide Survivors’ Access to Justice

Equality under the law

Ability to terminate legal ties with the assailant

Continue schooling following an act of sexual violence

Access to informative sexual violence kit procedures and notifications.

Ability to report an incident of sexual violence and obtain forensic medical evidence without financial cost to the survivor

Access to information on survivors’ advocacy

Retention of protections regardless of whether sexual violence is reported

Universal Jurisdiction

Call for a UN Secretary General Report on implementation of this resolution

The United Nations Resolution includes:

Rise Champions

The Rise Champions campaign recognizes global leaders--including heads of state, leaders of faith communities, and Nobel Laureates--who demonstrate a global public commitment to advance access to justice for survivors of sexual violence. ​Sexual violence is a universal issue that demands international recognition. According to the World Health Organization, 35% of women worldwide - 1.3 billion people - are sexual violence survivors. Around the world, people are demanding recognition and justice for survivors who are denied basic rights and access to information and justice. At Rise, we believe that justice should not depend on geography. Access to justice should be available to all sexual violence survivors, no matter their gender, age, nationality, or citizenship.  

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