All Survivors Day is an international opportunity to raise awareness of sexual abuse, stand in support and recognition of survivors, and to come together to change the culture that surrounds sexual violence. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has prevented us from holding in-person events this year like we have the previous two years, but we can still recognize the bravery of survivors – and the need for all of us to play a role in prevention – by recognizing #AllSurvivorsDay virtually!
On November 7, we will be celebrating All Survivors Day and we want you to participate!
The biggest thing we want folks to hear on All Survivors Day are the voices, experiences, and wishes of survivors. If you are a survivor yourself or an advocate for survivors, we are hoping you will participate by taking simple cell-phone videos and post those videos on Facebook, twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #AllSurvivorsDay. Some of the ideas we have include:
- Your story and journey as a survivor,
- What folks can do to help support survivors in your area, or
- Positive and uplifting messages for survivors around the world.
You can post these videos to Facebook, twitter, or Instagram and use the hashtag #AllSurvivorsDay so that folks can follow along and hear the stories and voices of survivors on this day of celebration.
On this page you will find sample messages and images that you can use as-is or draw inspiration from when creating your own messages and graphics for social media. If you have any questions about this content or would like help customizing it for your own events, feel free to contact us.
Sample Graphics and Messages
In the galleries below, you can find sample graphics on various themes. We have inspirational imagery, messages related to the unique struggles faced by BIPOC survivors, and ideas and suggestions of actions people can take to support survivors. Feel free to use or adapt these graphics and messages in your outreach!
In these general tweets, you can link to your own organization’s page specific to #AllSurvivorsDay (if you have one, if not allsurvivorsday.org is included currently as an option) where you can share your organization’s unique position / focus in this coalition.
- All survivors deserve to be heard and believed. Learn how you can help support survivors and protect children from abuse today at SNAPNetwork.org/take_action.
- We believe survivors. SNAP stands in solidarity with all those who have been sexually abused worldwide. We thank you for your bravery and courage to tell your stories and speak truth to power. Learn more at AllSurvivorsDay.org.
- On average, there are over 320,000 victims of sexual abuse in the U.S. every year. Survivors are everywhere! If you’re feeling alone or need support, we are here for you. Speak with someone in your area today SNAPNetwork.org/snap_locations.
- Sexual violence hurts all of us and can be prevented. Learn how to play your part SNAPNetwork.org/take_action.
- Supporting survivors of sexual abuse is easier than you may think. Visit SNAPNetwork.org/you_can_make_a_difference to learn steps you can take to support your fellow survivors and prevent future abuse of others.
- #AllSurvivorsDay aims to create a world where it’s easier for victims of sexual abuse to find the help they need to heal and come forward.
- Silence is complicit with sexual abuse. Kids are safe, abusers are exposed and parents are warned only when victims are able to report their crimes and only when we are able to have conversations about sexual abuse and the ramifications that come with it. Learn ways you can diffuse the silence at SNAPNetwork.org/take_action.
- Talking with your children about sexual violence is an important yet difficult conversation to initiate. However there are many benefits to having this communication early on. Visit SNAPNetwork.org/talking_to_kids_about_sexual_violence for tips on how to have these conversations in open and age-appropriate manners.
- Talking about sexual abuse with your friends, family and even your children, can be difficult. Learn ways to navigate this conversation at SNAPNetwork.org/take_action.
- 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before they turn 18. November 3 is #AllSurvivorsDay, a chance to stand in solidarity with the women and men who have been abused in homes, churches, military bases, sports teams. Help us bring awareness, healing and hope for survivors and learn more about #AllSurvivorsDay at allsurvivorsday.org
- Sexual abuse happens more often than you think. Join us November 3 for #AllSurvivorsDay as we stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual abuse and work together to find healing, justice and solutions. allsurvivorsday.org
- We support #AllSurvivorsDay because we #BelieveSurvivors and stand in solidarity with all those who have been abused, whether it occurred in the home, a church, in the military, a school, or in sports. Learn more about All Survivor’s Day and what you can do to get involved: allsurvivorsday.org
- Sexual abuse is more common than you think. On #AllSurvivorsDay, we are bringing attention to the men and women who survived their abuse. If you are a victim of abuse and need somewhere to turn, visit allsurvivorsday.org to find a list of our partner organizations. We are here to help.
- We recognize the brave men and women who have spoken up about their abuse at the hands of priests, nuns, and other religious figures on #AllSurvivorsDay. We also know that it’s not just a burden for survivors to bear – we ALL can help prevent sexual abuse. Learn what you can do to help at allsurvivorsday.org.
- #AllSurvivorsDay is a chance to recognize the women and men who have suffered in silence, shame, and pain. You are believed. You are loved. We are here for you. Get the help you need at allsurvivorsday.org.
- 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be a victim of a sex crime before they turn 18. On #AllSurvivorsDay, we recognize the brave men and women who have come forward to tell their stories of abuse, hold perpetrators accountable, and make the world a safer place for children.