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Bridge of Courage
Reception & Silent Auction

Presenting the Carole Johnson Humanitarian
Award and the Bridge of Courage Award.

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Bridge of Courage
Reception & Silent Auction

Presenting the Carole Johnson Humanitarian
Award and the Bridge of Courage Award.

Learn More

WOAR: Philadelphia’s Only Rape Crisis Center

Women Organized Against Rape is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of survivors of sexual assault.  WOAR provides free counseling for women, men, and children who have experienced sexual violence.

Working Together

Sexual violence is a complex social issue that requires a collaboration of resources, knowledge, and dedication to reduce it.  By working together, we can do it.  Meanwhile, WOAR is committed and ready – 24 hours a day – to serve the needs of survivors, to advocate on their behalf, and to provide life-saving information to our community.

Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and WOAR’s array of services for survivors, significant others, and the community at large.

Social Media Ambassadors Needed!

Looking for ways to give back while doing what you love?

Women Organized Against Rape is inviting social media professionals, technology enthusiasts, and connected individuals to utilize their online communities to help promote WOAR in their effort to eliminate all forms of sexual violence. You can help WOAR get the word out by incorporating our message into your social media activities. Click here to learn more and apply!

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If you have recently been sexually assaulted, do your best to remain calm, and know that you are not alone. Click Here For Help.


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WOAR Events

WOAR hosts Spanish Community OPEN HOUSE

WOAR hosts Spanish Community OPEN HOUSE

March 23, 2018, 10:00am - March 23, 2018, 1:00pm

1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA  19103 Map

At WOAR's open house, community organizations and agencies who serve the Spanish Speaking communities of Philadelphia will be able to network with each other, promote their services and learn about ways in which they can collaborate with Women Against Rape WOAR and other organizations.

Please bring agency materials for networking!

Space is limited and Registration IS required!!!

To register please contact Johanna Rodriguez at johanna@woar.org or 215-985-3315 ext.195

Note: a short mission statement of your organization will be requested
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Stand with Sexual Assault Survivors at Bill Cosbys Retrial

Stand with Sexual Assault Survivors at Bill Cosby's Retrial

April 2, 2018, 12:00pm - April 2, 2018, 1:00pm+1April 2, 2018, 1:00pm - April 2, 2018, 2:00pm

Montgomery County Courthouse, 2 East Airy Street, Norristown PA Map

Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges is scheduled for early April and we're protesting in Norristown, PA. In preparation for this protest, we're reaching out to invite activists from various organizations to meet up outside the courthouse during the trial, in a show of support for the survivor, Andrea Constand, and her fellow survivors.

The protest will take place at the Montgomery County Courthouse (2 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA) starting Monday, April 2 at noon through 2pm.

Please considering sharing the above Facebook event on your organization's (and/or personal) Facebook page.

If you'd like to join us, please reach out and let us know! We’d love to connect. You can reach us at: Elizabeth@nownyc.org or 212-627-9895.
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Bridge of Courage

Bridge of Courage

April 10, 2018, 5:30pm - April 10, 2018, 8:00pm

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19106 Map

Mark your calendars!!

Come and celebrate Women Organized Against Rape’s Bridge of Courage Award recipients and the NEW Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award recipient at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on April 10th, 2018.

WOAR's Bridge of Courage event honors people committed to our mission of eliminating sexual violence in our community.

This year's Bridge of Courage event will be led by Mistress of Ceremonies and 2017 Bridge Of Courage Recipient, Ronnie Polaneczky. Ms. Polaneczky has been a journalist for 30 years and is currently a Metro columnist at the Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has won numerous journalism awards for listening to the city she loves and telling its stories in ways that get to the heart of who we are.

This year WOAR will be honoring:

2018 Carole Johnson Humanitarian Award recipient:

Dr. Edna Foa, PhD

Dr. Foa is a professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University and director of the Center for the treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Foa is an internationally renowned authority on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety. Her commitment to delineating etiological frameworks and targeted treatment has been highly influential. She is one of the leading experts in the areas of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias.

Dr. Foa developed a therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Prolonged exposure therapy involves recounting the trauma and is for adult victims of sexual assault. The program she developed for rape victims is considered the most effective therapy for post-trauma sequelae.

2018 Bridge of Courage Award recipients:

Yasmine Mustafa and Anthony Gold

Yasmine and Anthony from ROAR for Good, created Athena. Athena is part of ROAR's mission to help make the world a safer place, one where anyone can live their life boldly. Athena is a personal alarm as well as a fashionable piece of safety jewelry for anyone who wants some extra piece of mind. Athena can alert friends and loved ones of your location at any given time which can help to reduce the risk of assaults.

Shea Rhodes

Shea M. Rhodes, Esq. has dedicated her career to combating violence against women, protecting the rights of those who are oppressed or exploited, and championing human rights. She is the statewide legal expert on Pennsylvania laws related to sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. As the Co-Founder and Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Ms. Rhodes works with and on behalf of victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

We invite you to come celebrate the men and women who have committed themselves to eliminating all forms of sexual violence.

Purchase your Bridge of Courage tickets today!

Bridge Of Courage Sponsorships is still available.
Visit bit.ly/2B4wFLw for more information on how to become a 2018 Bridge of Courage sponsor.
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Hands Around City Hall

Hands Around City Hall

April 27, 2018, 11:30am - April 27, 2018, 2:00pm

City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States Map

In recognition of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Women Organized Against Rape is hosting its 2nd Annual Hands Around City Hall event. This will be an event to help dispel many of the myths about sexual assault and to raise awareness on the prevalence of sexual violence.

Help us to form a human chain of people around City Hall; joining hands in a moment of silence as we honor the many people who have experienced sexual assault while surrounding the place where policies are put into place to protect survivors of sexual violence. This is something that is fresh and innovative and we are looking forward to you joining us.

Register today to join >>> bit.ly/HandsAroundCityHall2018

Hands Around City Hall will be held on Friday, April 27th from 12pm to 1pm in Philadelphia City Hall's courtyard.

Activities will include information and literature on sexual violence, guest and survivor speakers, a children’s art activity, live music, consent photo booth and a raffle.

Register NOW >>> bit.ly/HandsAroundCityHall2018

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WOAR Calendar

The Women Organized Against Rape – WOAR calendar is home to ALL events occurring here at WOAR, hosted by WOAR and also our Community (WOAR) Partners.

If you are interested in having an event listed on our Community Calendar please contact Jessica Segal, Community Outreach Specialist at jessica@woar.org or contact her directly at (215) 985-3315 x 153 if you have any questions or concerns related to your event.

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Bridge of Courage 2018

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