The National Organization for Women’s Safety Awareness, Inc. (“NOWSA”) raises awareness about sexual assault and other violence against women and teens while promoting personal safety through education and various violence prevention and safety initiatives.
The NOWSA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, reaches out to individuals, civic and corporate partners, schools, colleges, universities, public safety departments and government agencies and encourages them to help promote the message that sexual assault and other violence against women and teens must not be tolerated. The NOWSA asks them to become our “Voices for a Cause®”.
The NOWSA also gives victims of sexual assault and violence a forum where they can “Be a Voice” and share their personal stories of tragedy and triumph in an effort to help build confidence and self esteem in themselves and others.
Here’s an example why “Voices” matter: “I have decided to share my story to regain a sense of control over myself and the reality of the incident that occurred. I want everyone to know that they should not be embarrassed to say they have been a victim of a sexual assault because sharing their story can help others. I also tell my story with the hope of inspiring other women to seek help and let them know that they are not alone.
The act of sharing and telling is an act of empowerment, a way to reassert control over my life. My name is Randi. "I was a victim and now I am a Voice”
Women and Teens have the inalienable right to live violence free lives. Individuals and communities everywhere must take responsibility and take action to help maintain this fundamental freedom.