Get creative.

Advocacy and direct service are critical to the fight to end sexual violence. So is creativity. Dare to do something different.

A Long Walk Home uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women, while creating forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender violence. 

A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit dedicated to using art as a healing tool for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and interpersonal trauma. 

Angel Band Project inspires people to engage with the issue of sexual violence through the transformative power of music, creating a society that's willing to listen, and ready to change. 

Art Works for Change creates international contemporary art exhibitions that address critical social justice and environmental issues.   Its groundbreaking exhibition, “Off the Beaten Path:  Violence, Women and Art,” has traveled the globe to engage the public in the fight to end gender-based violence. 

Art Works Projects uses design and the arts to raise awareness of and educate the public about significant human rights and environmental issues, including rape and sex trafficking in global and local communities. 

BreakthroughWorking out of centers in India and the U.S., Breakthrough uses the power of arts, media, pop culture, and community mobilization to inspire people to build a world in which all people live up to their full potential.

Clothesline Project is a vehicle for women affected by violence to give voice to their experiences with sexual violence, and to share those stories in a way that changes minds and hearts.  

International Museum of Women is an online museum that inspires creativity, awareness and action on vital global issues for women and girls, including the fight to end gender-based violence.

One Billion Rising is a global call to women survivors of violence to break the silence and release their stories through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever feels right for them. 

Project Unbreakable is a crowd-sourced photography project that seeks to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault and encourage the act of healing through art and photography. 

Take Back The Night has become internationally known for almost three decades as a way to take a public stand against sexual violence, and speak out against what it means to victims, families and communities.

The Stories We Tell is North America’s first two-day testimonial writing workshop for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and trafficking who seek to use their stories to create personal and political transformation. 

The OpEd Project seeks to increase the number of women thought leaders contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries—to a tipping point. 

Time To Tell is a child sexual abuse prevention project and storytelling initiative grounded in the core values of healing, social justice and joy. It’s time to tell your story.  

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls through creative events that generates broader attention for the fight to stop rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) is building a robust, effective, inclusive movement for gender justice in the media, one that represents the diversity of women’s lives and stories. 

Women’s Media Center works to create a level playing field for women and girls in media through media monitoring, training, the creation of original content, and activism. 

Resource list excerpted from "Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors" by CounterQuo co-founder Anne K. Ream, Beacon Press, April, 2014.