TO BRING AWARENESS,
ACCOUNTABILITY, & TRANSPARENCY
TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE
AGAINST ATHLETES AT ALL LEVELS
THE ARMY OF SURVIVORS
SUPPORTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS IN SPORTS
CHANGING SOCIETY THROUGH RESOURCES, ADVOCACY, AND EDUCATION
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).
These athletes need a voice.
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.
Child USA | Champion Women | MSUFCU | Shinola | SNAP | Me Too MSU | Reclaim MSU | MSU Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup | MSU Museum | University of Michigan Ross School of Business | Belles Against Violence | Courage First | HBO | Voices of Hope
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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.