Fighting for a world where women live
Boldly & Fearlessly
of women have been harassed while running
women are assaulted every day
1 in 3 women experience sexual violence in their lifetime
On a summer afternoon, Vanessa left her family home to go for a short walk. She was tragically killed by an act of violence. Her attacker is imprisoned for her murder.
Vanessa’s senseless death fuels our need to speak out. More than 600 women are assaulted each day. We need to fight back. We need to step up. We need to advocate for a world where women are safe and free to live boldly, which is what the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is all about.
Self-Defense Training for Women
Instructing women on situational awareness, empowerment and practical self-defense techniques.
Mentorship & Programming for Young Girls
Sponsorship of Project BOLD & Media Literacy at Girls Inc., offering personal safety and media-focused critical thinking curriculums.
Helping boys fend off future negative behaviors by addressing gender equality, promoting character-building skills, and teaching bystander intervention techniques.
Providing financial and programming support to domestic violence organizations.