The statistics surrounding Black women sexual assault survivors are daunting. Six in 10 Black women say they have been coerced into sexual contact by the age of 18. At the same time, studies suggest Black women who file reports of sexual violence are less likely to be believed than white women.
Three Black women powerhouses have gotten together to do something about it.
Tarana Burke (Founder of the me too. International movement), Monifa Bandele (Chief Operating Officer for TIME’S UP Foundation) and Fatima Goss Graves (President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center) have teamed up to form We, As Ourselves– an organization devoted to address Black women and sexual abuse.
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