June 24, 2019

OAESV Thanks the Ohio House & Senate for Voting to Increase Rape Crisis Services Funding

We want to extend a very special “thank you” the Ohio House & Senate for approving the increased budget for the Ohio Rape Crisis Centers line item (“Line Item”), from $1.5 million per fiscal year to $4.75 million per fiscal year. From the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive This increase ...
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

It’s More Than Hope: Do We Really Believe Prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence is Possible

Ann Brandon, OAESV Director of Prevention
I received a most treasured piece of art a couple months ago, it was a gift from a lovely friend whom I rarely see in person. I commented on a post when she was showcasing her work. She wasn't selling or promoting her pieces, she was teaching us how she was healing through her art. She reached ...
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 ...