Redefining Sexual Violence, Amanda Nguyen
Rise founder Amanda Nguyen reflects on how far we have still to go in the fight against sexual violence and what we can do to end it.
AMANDA NGUYEN: There are so many countries that still don't recognize rape as an issue to prioritize. Many violent extremists use sexual violence as a way to radicalize people into becoming suicide bombers, especially in cultures where honor-- or whatever they define honor as-- is held to be the standard to live. Being able to rip away that honor by raping someone and then offering a solution or path to redemption through acts of terror is, again, a standardized technique. And so when we're looking at the effects of sexual violence, it isn't only in terms of how it affects women. Men, children-- everyone is truly affected. [MUSIC PLAYING]