Our Mission

TO BRING AWARENESS,
ACCOUNTABILITY, & TRANSPARENCY
TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE
AGAINST ATHLETES AT ALL LEVELS

WELCOME TO
THE ARMY OF SURVIVORS

SUPPORTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN SPORTS
CHANGING SOCIETY THROUGH RESOURCES, ADVOCACY, AND EDUCATION

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The Issue

The Army of Survivors is the only national organization advocating for and supporting child athlete survivors of sexual violence. We focus on these survivors because their numbers are staggering. A recent study indicated that 13% of student athletes are victims of sexual assault through their participation in sport (1).

With participation levels as they are today, there are at least 5.91 million survivors in the United States alone (2) (3).

These athletes need a voice.

The WoRK

Our organization was created by a group of more than 40 survivors of sexual violence. We are a diverse pool of athletes who competed at all levels: gymnasts, divers, runners, softball players, volleyball players, and more. Our combined history and experiences allow us to raise awareness of the systemic problem of sexual abuse against athletes. Our goal is to end sexual assault against young athletes by ensuring perpetrators and enablers are held accountable, creating transparency in reporting, building an environment in which athletes do not fear retaliation when reporting abuse, and advocating for change to protect survivors.

OUR PARTNERS

Download Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

Title IX Changes

The Army of Survivors strongly opposes the new rules relating to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.

The rollback of Title IX protections for survivors is devastating. While we advocate for changes within the new Title IX ruling, survivors on college campuses should know they still have protections under Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Below are some resources to learn more.

Learn More about the Clery Act

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA)

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Happy fourth of July to you and your family 🇺🇸

Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe will receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 🎖️

At the age of 25, Biles will become the youngest athlete ever to receive the honor. @OnHerTurf

🛑"The only thing worse than not having a place to report is having a system that is not capable to deal adequately with grievances."

@AndreaFlorence4 on the endemic sexual violence in sport & what is required for truly effective Safe Sport entities at #ptg2022

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Today, before the @G7 Summit, we announced the End Childhood Sexual Violence #BeBrave G7 Scorecard at an emergency press conference - a scathing assessment of global leaders’ lack of progress to end sexual violence against children.

#BraveMovement

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These words have been instrumental in the growth of women's participation in sports the last 50 years 🏀

There is still work to be done, but we are proud to celebrate the huge accomplishments of so many trailblazers

#TitleIX50

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