We are a powerful movement of survivors and allies focused on ending sexual violence against children and adolescents.
In all its forms… child sexual abuse, incest, child sexual exploitation, rape, sexual violence in dating relationships and sexual violence among peers.
Against all children… regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality or economic status.
Everywhere… in homes, schools, communities, places of worship, sport and online.
Our focus is on comprehensive, bold and transformative action from leaders focused on:
Prevention to protect this and every generation to come.
Healing for victims, survivors, and their families.
Justice for victims/survivors and accountability for perpetrators and institutions who covered up the abuse
Achievements of Keep Kids Safe
Keep Kids Safe alliance formed by leading organizations and survivors
Added later in 2020:
Letter to Congress on COVID-19 Relief
COVID-19 Relief Package.
Result: Nearly 700 advocacy orgs and survivors signed on; $350 million in CAPTA funding in the relief package announced in December 2020.
Survivors Agenda event for survivors of sexual violence in childhood
Action: Support fo the The Survivors’ Agenda, spearheaded by #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke, which calls on those in power to pass laws and enact institutional and systemic change on behalf of survivors, and for more survivors themselves to be positioned to help drive change.
Result: At our Survivors’ Agenda Virtual Town Hall, almost 500 adult survivors of childhood sexual violence and allies gathered to make their voices heard. These ideas fed into the Survivors’ Agenda, which was officially unveiled in September 2020.
Open letter to Presidential Candidates to End Sexual Violence Against Children
Result: Signed by more than 300 survivors, advocates, and representatives from both national and local organizations.
Open letter to the Biden-Harris Administration
Result: More than 300 signatories, including survivors, advocates, and allied organizations
Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month
Result: President Biden’s statement recognizes the need for prevention, healing, and justice as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. WH tweets support for April 8th as the Day for Prevention, Healing, and Justice.
“My Administration is committed to expanding efforts to improve prevention initiatives, enhance trauma-informed responses to assist children and adolescents impacted by sexual violence, and work toward healing and justice.” —@POTUS
— White House Gender Policy Council (@WhiteHouseGPC) April 8, 2021