A Nobel Nomination for the Woman who Created the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights
Congratulations Amanda Nguyen! The creator of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights and founder of civil rights nonprofit Rise, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Amanda passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system following her own rape, whereby she had to fight every six months to prevent her rape kit from being destroyed. Since then, she's been taking her #RiseUp campaign global, and regularly presents to the Senate to increase usage of the Bill to every state. Only yesterday she stood with actor Terry Crews in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee where he spoke in support of the Bill and of his own #MeToo survival.
Amanda was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by California representatives Mimi Walters and Zoe Lofgren, who knew she should be celebrated for her “unprecedented efforts in bringing equal protection under the law and basic human rights to all survivors of sexual assault, regardless of geography.”
Read Amanda's letter here.