Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

Rape Survivors: You Are Not Alone

StoryMarch 11, 1999
Watch iconWatch Full Show

For a rape survivor, there are few things more difficult than speaking about the assault and its aftermath in front of a camera, perhaps for the first time. A group of women have done just that, however, as part of a series of public service announcements aimed at putting a human face on rape statistics. The series of announcements, entitled, "You Are Not Alone," are to begin airing this month as an educational tool. They feature 14 women rape survivors from all walks of life and were directed by Kate Miller, who is herself a rape survivor.

Guests:

  • Karen Pomer, Co-coordinator of the Rainbow Sisters Project, and a participant in the PSA’s. Call: 310.366.5584.
  • Kate Miller, Director of the public service announcements "You Are Not Alone: A Day Honoring Women Who Have Survived Rape and Those Who Have Given Them Voice."
  • Jamie Kalven, journalist and author of the book Working with Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence, which explores the effects of violence on a woman and a marriage, on her family and on her community. It is an unusual book about rape–one that is written from a husband’s perspective. Published by Norton.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation