June 14, 2019

OAESV Asks for Your Support of Survivors in Sudan

Olivia Montgomery, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for Inclusion & Equity
Image created by Hafsa Khan; IG: @hafandhaf Even though our survivors are situated in Ohio, it is our duty to demand justice when gender inequality happens anywhere in the world. As the people of Sudan stood together to topple Sudan’s dictator, the government realized that the power behind ...
June 10, 2019

“My Issues Are More Important”: The Ongoing Justification for Disrespecting Black Women

Dr. Tyffani Dent, OAESV Board Member and Licensed Psychologist
Recently, Kamala Harris was participating in a MoveOn Forum. Whether one chooses to agree with her stance on the issues, it was her moment. It was the opportunity for her voice to be heard. Yet, in that moment, a white male animal rights activist made his way onto the stage, grabbed the mic ...
May 24, 2019

OAESV Recognizes Recent Discussions on Sexual Violence and Asks for Community Support

Several issues have come to light recently in Ohio and around the country. Perhaps most notably, we heard about the rape of children by adults, the abuse of students and athletes at OSU at the hands of doctors, and many other accounts of sexual violence. The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence ...
April 25, 2019

OAESV’s Advocacy Day & the Impact on Ohio Survivors

Camille Crary, OAESV Director of Legal Services & Public Policy
During Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), our community energizes, bringing sexual violence issues to the forefront of public conversation in a variety of formats. On April 8, we have the opportunity to bring a unified message to the Ohio Statehouse, and meet directly with lawmakers about ...
April 25, 2019

The Human Rights & Heartbeat Protection Act: A Note from a Survivor

Sophia Fifner, OAESV partner
A victim of rape should not be required to carry her rapist's child to term. However, the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act forces women and girls who are victims of humanity's worst and oldest crime to endure the unimaginable. The irony of this law is that it attempts to save the lives ...
April 25, 2019

The SAAM Rollercoaster: Encouragement for Folks Working in the Sexual Violence Field

Megan Jones-Williams, Director of Training & Advocacy at OAESV
I love rollercoasters. Before moving to Ohio a few years ago, most of my knowledge about the state focused on Cedar Point and Kings Island. As a child, I begged for our family vacations to include time at an amusement park and as a teenager, I may have skipped school for a trip to Six Flags ...