Protect Our Defenders, whose website I built, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to reform the way rape and sexual assault are handled within the US military. It’s shocking not only how widespread of a problem it is but also how poorly it’s handled under the current system where commanding officers are basically acting as the judge and jury. And all too often their promotions are based on whether or not any sexual assaults are recognized to have occurred under their watch, meaning it’s to their best interest to sweep abuse under the rug.
For the Protect Our Defenders website, which was conceived of by the team at Interchange Productions, I built some pretty interesting features including a forum for survivors, a video library, a virtual interview with survivors, and a national directory of services available to military sexual assault survivors.
Client: Protect Our Defenders/Interchange Productions