RVA News and Events
Reiki is a safe way to help balance one’s life force energy, achieve stress reduction, and help heal from trauma. Continue reading “Reiki and Trauma” »
Dear Friend of Rape Victim Advocates,
I am a survivor of childhood molestation and rape. As a child I was molested for years by a trusted family member. As an adult a was raped by a boyfriend and his friend.
Continue reading “A Letter from Coretta” »
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 12/13” »
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is conducting a Victims Needs Assessment. Continue reading “Victims Needs Assessment” »
This event is open to survivors and their significant others. Individuals of all gender identities are welcome. Continue reading “Couples Workshop 12/13” »
We invite all survivors of sexual violence who want to learn about sharing your stories of survival to enact cultural change and/or further your own healing. Continue reading “Speak Your Truth 12/6” »
Red Thread is a DIY craft-based project with a mission to build community around reclaiming and celebrating the vulva, whether you have one or not.
Rape Victim Advocates is hosting “Policing Women’s Bodies in Performance,” a panel on the current regulations that prohibit women’s full nudity at establishments where alcohol is being served.
Continue reading “Policing Women’s Bodies in Performance 12/2” »
We believe you. We support you. We are here for you. We are still who we are. We are a community. We are here for one another.
Continue reading “Our Message of Support to Survivors is Loud, Clear and Unequivocal:” »
RVA Executive Director, Sharmili Majmudar, was interviewed by Broadly, a channel of Vice Media, Kimberly Lawson for her article “Faced with Trump Presidency, Advocates Vow to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors.”
Continue reading “Article by Broadly on Vow to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors” »
Join fellow survivors in exploring simple techniques that can be used in a variety of settings to help you stay grounded in the present. Continue reading “In the Here and Now: Yoga-Based Grounding Techniques for Survivors 12/8” »
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 11/15” »
See what’s happening at RVA this month.
I fight against sexism because I want to be my complete self without conforming to rigid definitions of gender and masculinity. I fight against sexism because I want to be close friends with people all along the gender spectrum. I fight against sexism because I want to engage with other people’s minds instead of getting confused about our bodies. I fight against sexism because I want a clear picture of what it means to connect with my partner through sex. I fight against sexism because I don’t want to be confused about any of these things anymore.
Please join us in applauding RVA volunteer, Nikhil Trivedi, for being a recipient of UN Women-Chicago Chapter’s inaugural Gender Equality Award – this award aims to recognize local men who embody the spirit of UN Women’s global HeForShe campaign.