Justice should not depend on geography.
Prior to 2022, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) had never passed a resolution focused solely on sexual violence survivors’ rights. In September 2022, Rise engineered the successful adoption of a UNGA resolution called the Universal Survivor Bill of Rights, securing access to justice for survivors worldwide, believing justice should not depend on geography.
Sexual violence has reached epidemic levels. 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. Sexual violence is a global emergency. It’s time we start treating it like one.
Kadijatu, a refugee from Sierra Leone, speaking at the United Nations
We exist. We are here. It is time for the world to stand with survivors.
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