Every day local and national cases of sexual violence, harassment and assault make headlines. News coverage plays a critical role in shaping perceptions of the causes and solutions to sexual violence. We need your help to spread the word about a new contest for journalists promoting coverage of sexual violence with context and credibility.

Raliance, in partnership with The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, has launched The RALLYs awards to honor the highest level of journalistic achievement in covering sexual violence. Help us to spread the word to local, national and independent journalists whose work is enhancing public understanding of sexual violence.

Responsible reporting uses statistics, stories and background to show how sexual violence impacts individuals, families and communities. It highlights the spectrum of sexual violence and range of people affected. Most importantly, it conveys the scope of the problem while also identifying solutions and challenging the notion that these acts are inevitable.

There will be four award categories highlighting everyday journalism, digital innovation, investigative series and feature stories. Four $500 cash prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each category. 

Raliance invites journalists to submit their entries by March 17, 2017 at https://www.judgify.me/rallyawards.

 

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