An Open Letter to Survivors & Allies

Dear Survivors,

We see you. During this time, we understand how difficult and isolating it is to be quarantined at home. We also understand that many of you are now finding yourselves quarantined with your abuser. We want you to know that you are not alone, and you matter.

As a result of the stay at home orders being implemented all over the world, rates of domestic violence and sexual assault are rising at an alarming rate. It is more critical than ever to raise the voices and stories of survivors everywhere as we collectively face this public health emergency. We recognize that this is not a political issue, this is a human issue.

We are The Survivor Coalition Project (SCP), established to stand in solidarity with and support survivors of sexual violence. We wholeheartedly believe that no one should have to live in fear of violence or abuse and that each and every survivor’s story is both valid and different, being shaped by their personal history, identity, context and culture.

Today, we stand for you as we ask Allies to join us in supporting survivors now.

Together we have the power to be the change that is so desperately needed. So let’s unite in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month by sharing this letter far & wide.

Please consider visiting our website survivorcoalitionproject.org to sign our letter and make a donation today.

It is our goal to raise both awareness and secure at least 1,000 micro grants of $250 each for survivors. We have partnered with FreeFrom, a nonprofit that works to create pathways to financial security and long-term safety for survivors of gender-based violence. These microgrants will help with rent, groceries, medicine and other critical needs. Often, a deciding factor that leads a survivor to stay in an abusive relationship is a lack of financial security. Providing survivors with financial independence can be a life-changing opportunity for them.

In solidarity,

The SCP – Space to Speak, Cat Calls of NYC, GenZ Girl Gang, Global Girlhood, Safe Squad Mobile App and the Phoenix Project

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