Our Work in Progress
The Zer0Now Campaign™
Champions of zero victim harm.
We bring the experienced voice of compassion and healing to victims around the world who reach out to us every day in the battle against the harms of sexual violence, sexual harassment, institutional betrayal and the public health crisis of suicide.
Working for better health outcomes for victims of sexual violence and PTSD.
We’re calling for a national strategy to address the health risks and neurobiological impacts of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Too often they produce devastating and untreated/undiagnosed consequences, like depression, cardiovascular complications and PTSD. We need to reimagine our approach to preventing suicide, always a high, and much unheeded, risk for victims of sexual violence and harassment.
Calling out institutional betrayal.
Sexual violence and related abuses will never be ended until we end institutional betrayal and the culture of fear, silence and harm it produces. Institutional betrayal has come to recent prominence with the way top media broadcasters and other powerful organizations protected Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein, and enabled their abuse. It is frequently present in the everyday workplace, too, and no less damaging to the lives of those it assaults.
Game-changing advocacy to engage lawmakers and public institutions in preventing avoidable harm.
We’ve proposed trauma-informed training for legislators and public officials. We were the first to call for sunshine laws that will allow women to measure the progress of #MeToo reforms. We’ve been relentless champions for ending forced non-disclosure agreements that protect predators and enabling organizations, and for safe job re-entry paths for victims whose careers have been blacklisted and devastated by retaliation.
Fighting for healing. It’s my story. I’m telling it so it won’t become yours one day.
Pushing back against life-shattering wrongdoing by the Ontario Securities Commission, whose top management and board of directors use Harvey Weinstein-type stunts to punish, shame and silence — and Ontario Premier Doug Ford who willingly enables it. No woman is safe as long as public institutions and powerful officials can get away with inflicting career-ending, life-threatening, harm like this.
#MeToo is moving in the wrong direction for too many victims.
Coming forward should never make things worse. But for too many victims, that’s been the outcome. The masterful work of Ronan Farrow shows we need to look more carefully at the role of the media in the #MeToo era, some of whom refuse to cover stories for improper reasons. They’ve typically shown little interest in the aftermath of coming forward, which can be the period of greatest risk to the well-being, and even the lives, of victims.
Let’s say you’re a single mom who has lost your job and had some financial problems. Chances are your credit score has taken a hit. If you look for help from a big bank, you probably won’t get far. But if you’re a wealthy felon — even a registered sex offender designated at the highest risk of re-offending — the bank’s doors will be thrown wide open.
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The Zer0Now Campaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives.
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