One in three women across the planet will be beaten or raped during their lifetime. PLEASE NOTE: This event is scheuled for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (and not Feb. 13). That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the injustice that survivors most often face. This year we are rising in solidarity against the exploitation of women.
Written by Elizabeth Rodriguez on Oct 20 2016 - 6:56pm
The college experience is usually remembered as a coming of age period, where students have some of the best moments of their lives. However, when some people remember their college experiences, it is very unpleasant. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that for every 1,000 women attending a college or a university, there will be 35 incidents of rape every academic year, with 35 percent of attempted rapes happening while on a date. This does not include rapes and sexual assaults that go unreported to law enforcement.
Written by CarissaRosalie on Aug 11 2016 - 12:36pm
How would you respond to sexual assault? For one San Antonio creative writer, there was only one satisfying response. Little did she know, this response would carry a message of hope to thousands of sexual assault survivors and their supporters across the city. Amalia Ortiz founded “Women of Ill Repute: Refute” in 1999 in response to a recent sexual assault at the hands of an acquaintance.
Written by Katie Nickas on Jun 11 2016 - 3:32pm
A San Antonio proposal to cut $1.3 million from programs including domestic violence and correspondingly expand workforce development is “criminally shortsighted,” said District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.
Written by Nicoletc on Feb 6 2014 - 4:41pm
The 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk supports survivors of sexual violence, as well as their friends and families, through comprehensive service and by increasing community education and awareness by donating the proceeds of the race to The Rape Crisis Center. Run 4 Hope wants you to be a hero for The Rape Crisis Center and register. Costumes are encouraged! Free Kids' Superhero Dash before the Run/Walk. Awards will be handed out after the race. Stick around for the Post-Race Party with family friendly carnival games, and make your own cape booth!
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 7 2013 - 12:57pm
REPLAY THE VIDEO: NOWCastSA webcast live from San Antonio's HemisFair Park on Feb. 14 as hundreds of people rose up and danced as part of One Billion Rising to demand an end to violence against women.