COVID-19 Update 03/27/2020
The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) has been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments regarding the continuing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). As our communities prepare for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), sexual assault programs are preparing as well. The health, safety and well-being of survivors, sexual assault center staff, volunteers and community members are our focus.
GNESA staff will be working remotely until further notice; however, we will continue working on a daily basis to support survivors through supporting sexual assault centers statewide. We understand that this is a challenging time for survivors and the centers that support them. Communities as well as centers may have to find creative ways to support survivors during this time. GNESA supports our centers efforts in navigating this challenging terrain.
At this time, GNESA has cancelled or rescheduled our in-person trainings, meetings and technical assistance projects to decrease the risk of infection. We will continue to operate through online services, email and phone calls. Please feel free to reach out to us via 404-815-5261 or email@example.com for more information.
To find a local program near you, please click here or call RAINN at 800-656-4673. For urgent matters, please call 911.
United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund Please call 1-866-211-9966 to find local resources for help with rent, bills and food.
GNESA commends all survivors for their strength and courage. We also want to thank those survivors who came forward in the Weinstein case. GNESA appreciates the jury members for their commitment to seeking justice and believing survivors. While we are pleased that the jury found Weinstein guilty on several charges, we as communities still have a lot of work to do. Sexual violence against women and girls will not end until we address social norms (attitudes, belief and behaviors) that perpetuate this violence. GNESA challenges communities to believe and support survivors. By holding each other accountable we eliminate social norms that are harmful and perpetuate sexual violence. This accountability starts with each of us.
Press conference on Senate Bill 287. Thank you to Senator Harold Jones and Representative Scott Holcomb for championing S.B. 287 and working to ensure that survivors of sexual assault are no longer denied justice in Georgia.
We are excited that S.B. 287 has passed out of the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee! Thank you to Senator Harold Jones & Representative Scott Holcomb for your tireless support of this important legislation and for recognizing that survivors deserve access to justice.
DUE TO COVID 19, ALL TRAININGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 2020. THESE TRAININGS WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR UP TO DATE TRAINING INFORMATION INCLUDING FUTURE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AND REGISTRATION LINKS.
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