The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) was born out of a desire for Women of Color in the anti-sexual assault movement across the country to reclaim our leadership and ensure inclusion of our experiences in systems-wide responses and social change initiatives related to sexual assault on a State, Territory, and national level.

We believe sexual assault is a symptom of a larger problem that reinforces an environment which allows violence to exist and a society that has deemed some people as less deserving. Therefore, incorporated in our work is addressing the multiple layers of discrimination that are faced by Women of Color and Communities of Color.

SCESA was founded in Sisterhood and has flourished through Community. We believe in and honor the cultural values of sharing, learning and building community among and across Women of Color and Communities of Color. Therefore, we understand that we do this work in the cyclical notion of sharing with community as we learn from community.