The statistics are staggering. An estimated one in four women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. Campus sexual assault is a form of power-inequality violence where violence is weaponized as an instrument of power. The use of this force can vary, but the impact can have equally devastating consequences on a Survivor’s health, academic career, and social stability.
Our primary focus is to create a sustainable scholarship fund with donations from University scholarship programs, alumni associations, private foundations, and crowd-funding support. We are on a mission to create a community of support centered on Survivors that is not defined by abuse, but rather on fueling opportunity, fluidity, and empowered restoration. These scholarships can take many forms such as paying for a meal plan, eliminating the need for a part-time job, providing a ninth semester, supporting housing stipends, or aiding in college transfer. The current lack of financial support to remove obstacles to education means that even the smallest scholarship will have immense impact on the life of the Survivor.
The Restore Dignity Foundation seeks to make a big impact on the lives of Survivors with small, but meaningful financial donations to ensure equal access to education. The opportunity cost lost to this country because of the interruption or termination of education as the result of power-inequality violence extends to families, breaks social bonds, and challenges the growth of our nation. The present value of small investments in a Survivor’s education will not only contribute to the restoration of the fluidity of life for a single student, but also the dignity of society. As in the words of the Jewish Talmud, “He who saves a single life, saves the entire world.”
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.restoredignity.com/
An achievable way to restore the dignity of Survivors and help achieve a higher education is to remove the added financial burden that accumulates due to campus sexual assault. You can make your tax-deductible donation here: