Rise (non-governmental organization)

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Rise, Inc. is an American non-governmental civil rights organization working with multiple state legislatures and the U.S. Congress to implement a sexual assault survivors' bill of rights. Its founder and president is Amanda Nguyen.[1]

In October 2016, the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act was enacted in the United States.[2]


In November 2014,[3] Nguyen founded Rise, a nonprofit organisation which is aimed to protect the civil rights of sexual assault and rape survivors.[4][5][6] In 2013, she had been raped while attending college in Massachusetts.[7][5][8] Nguyen headed the organisation in her spare time[9][3] until September 2016.[10] Everyone who works with Rise is a volunteer,[11] and the organisation has raised money through GoFundMe.[7] Nguyen explained that the organisation was named Rise to "remind us that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can rise up and change the world."[6]

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  1. ^ Diana Pearl. "How a 24-Year-Old Rape Survivor Is Pushing Congress to Change the Way the U.S. Handles Sexual Assault". People Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ "H.R.5578 - Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016". Congress.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  3. ^ a b "Do We Need a Bill of Rights for Sexual-Assault Survivors?". TakePart. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  4. ^ "Amanda Nguyen". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  5. ^ a b "'30 Under 30' Honoree Amanda Nguyen Is Fighting for Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights". NBC News. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  6. ^ a b ""Navigating the broken system was worse than the rape itself"". The New York Times. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  7. ^ a b "How a 24-Year-Old Rape Survivor Is Pushing Congress to Change the Way the U.S. Handles Sexual Assault". People. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  8. ^ "The woman behind the sexual-assault survivor 'bill of rights'". PBS. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  9. ^ "Meet the 24-year-old who could change how the US handles sexual assaults". The Guardian. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  10. ^ "Sexual Assault Bill Author Encourages Youth Activism". The Harvard Crimson. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  11. ^ "Rape survivors have fewer rights than you'd think. Amanda Nguyen is trying to change that". The Boston Globe. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-22.

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