RVA News and Events
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE
PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING:
Rape Victim Advocates
The Chicago Police Department
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Continue reading “Panel Discussion: Responding to Sexual Assault 4/28/16” »
InfoNet is a web-based data collection and reporting system used by rape crisis centers across Illinois. Developed by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority in collaboration with the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) and other agencies, InfoNet is used by ICASA’s network of 33 rape crisis centers. The system tracks victim characteristics and services provided using unique identifiers and offers data to inform local and statewide policy and planning.
RVA will host a psycho-educational group for female-identified college students who have been impacted by sexual assault or abuse. Students will be able to connect with other students to understand the aftermath of sexual violence. Continue reading “College Support Group 4/1/16” »
Join Rape Victim Advocates at Uncommon Ground for Breaking the Silence, an open mic night featuring poets and artists who have survived sexual assault and are now speaking out! Continue reading “Breaking the Silence 4/21/16” »
Join us to stand silently for one hour at Federal Plaza. Participants will wear t-shirts bearing the stories of sexual assault survivors in order to “break the silence” about sexual violence. Continue reading “Standing Silent Witness 4/29/16” »
Join RVA on March 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for a discussion on identity after death, divorce, or separation. Continue reading “What’s Love Got to Do With It? 3/22/16” »
Twisted Scissors Beauty Salon presents “Resurrection of the Beehive” Dance Party & Big Hair Contest, Sunday 3/20/16 7:00 – 10:00 pm Continue reading “Twisted Scissors Fundraiser for RVA – 3/20/16” »
Rape Victim Advocates is hiring for several staff positions. Click here to view all open listings.
Come to explore the political implications of the war on reproductive rights of women and examine how this intersects with rape culture. Engage in art making to create a symbolic uterus as a way to nurture a part of the collective body that needs to heal. All are welcome! Continue reading “Wandering Uterus Workshop, 3/8/16” »
This group is for female identified survivors who are dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives. This will be a safe, supportive space where survivors can help one another, share ideas, and get new information. The group will be survivor centered and directed, and facilitated by RVA counselors. Continue reading “Spring Support Group, 2/18 – 5/5/16” »
Healing words is a private event open to RVA clients. Participants are invited to bring original writing or poems or works by other authors to share with the group. Continue reading “Healing Words: Creative Writing and Poems with Survivors, 3/4/16” »
The award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Continue reading “RVA partners present The Vagina Monologues” »
RVA Executive Director Sharmili Majmudar was interviewed by Fox32’s Mike Flannery.