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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The investigation process is INCREDIBLY revictimizing. How do you do want people to report if you don’t care enough to provide support during that? https://twitter.com/survivorsarmy/status/1526956729317072896

Join @UN_Women, @GraceFarmsCT, and NO MORE for a powerful one-day forum on the importance of addressing domestic and sexual violence through the world of sports

TAOS President @gracewashere_ will deliver the keynote address 👏

Register: https://gracefarms.org/victory-over-violence/

#SRA partner @survivorsarmy has launched a new resource on the unique circumstances & control tactics that allow abuse in sport. Learn how to:
🔹 Define & identify abuse in sport
🔹 Recognize & respond to grooming
🔹 Report abuse in sport
🔹 & more

👉https://thearmyofsurvivors.org/abuse-in-sports-resource/

We stand with these brave survivors who have shared their stories 💙

Sports organizations MUST establish better reporting procedures that do not revictimize the athlete.

Sports have a culture different than any other — which is why it's so important to understand the environment and how it can allow for abuse to occur.

We have created resources specific to abuse in sports made for parents, coaches and athletes ⚽️🏀

https://bit.ly/3LgWagJ