Welcome to NO! The Rape Documentary website where we are committed to ending rape, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
Almost since the conception of the idea/vision for the feature length documentary that has evolved into NO!, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an incest and rape survivor, has been on the international road raising awareness about rape, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women; and the critical non-negotiable need to end it.
Little did she know that her vision and her commitment would be tested over and over and over again on multiple seen and unseen levels. Nor did she know that it would take a full 13-years before her full vision would wo/manifest.
"...Aishah Shahidah Simmons, producer, writer, and director of NO! The Rape Documentary, boldly confronts the scourge of racial, gender, and sexual oppression, and its violent manifestations. Simmons, who understands the power of mass media, almost single-handedly put together a film that utilizes individual testimonials, scholarship, spirituality, activism, and culture to bring the reality of rape and other forms of sexual and physical abuse to the forefront of public conversation." --Thomas Burrell, Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority, © 2010, Smiley Books--
This Portuguese, French, and Spanish subtitled, feature-length, internationally acclaimed, award-winning documentary, its two-hour supplemental educational video, and the accompanying 100-page study guide explore the international realities of rape, sexual assault and other forms of violence against women through the first person testimonies, scholarship, spirituality, activism and cultural work of African-Americans. They are being used globally in grassroots and mainstream movements to end rape, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
We invite you to join Aishah in her work to end rape, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence globally.