We The Future:
Young Leaders of Social Change

Online Exhibit

Amanda Nguyen
Rewriting the law

"I want young people to understand—no one is powerless when we come together. No one is invisible when we demand to be seen."

Poster: Amanda Nguyen by Shepard Fairey

Amanda (she/her) is a civil rights advocate fighting to change the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of sexual assault survivors—and she’s winning.

In 2013, Amanda was raped during her senior year at Harvard University. Facing hurdles about her rights as a survivor, Amanda decided to fight for justice and change the laws. She wrote the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which includes the right for survivors to have a rape kit procedure at no cost and the requirement that kits will be preserved for 20 years. The bill passed unanimously into federal law in 2016.

Now 27, Amanda is the founder and CEO of Rise, which advocates for survivors’ rights and assists people to write and pass their own bills. She is a nominee for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

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