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Raliance—a national collaborative working to end sexual violence—announced Tuesday that it will award over $515,000 in grants to efforts fighting sexual assault across the nation. The 11 chosen recipients join a list of 41 other projects Raliance has supported since 2016. So far, Raliance has awarded over $2.3 million.

“We are proud to support the concrete solutions and prevention activities being accomplished each day in communities as determined as we are to end sexual violence,” Karen Baker, Raliance managing partner and director of NSVRC, said in a press release. “Prevention is possible and it’s happening.”

Among the recipients is Brooklyn nonprofit Black Women’s Blueprint, which received a $50,000 grant from the national collaborative. With Raliance’s funding, BWB will continue to grow its Emerging Sons project by creating programs that encourage culturally specific education and messaging while promoting positive representations of Black masculinity.

Other organizations that received funding include the DC Rape Crisis Center, Impact Justice (Oakland), Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, and more. Like, BWB, each organization will use grant money to address sexual violence within its communities by implementing various forms of outreach and prevention.

Raliance’s latest effort comes as #MeToo continues to permeate headlines. Since being founded by Tarana Burke in 2006 and gaining momentum in 2017 amid Hollywood’s magnified sexual assault epidemic, the movement has encouraged many to bravely come forward with their stories of being victimized. In November, Raliance also launched the Sport + Prevention Center, “a one-stop-shop with online tools to create a sport culture that values every individual, reinforces healthy relationships and is free of sexual and domestic violence.”

From Raliance:

Raliance is a national collaborative committed to ending sexual violence in one generation. Comprised of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)–PreventConnect, Raliance was founded in 2015 through a multimillion dollar seed investment by the National Football League. We are making prevention possible by awarding grants, advancing research, policymaking and more. Join the movement at Raliance.org.


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