|Purpose: ||This 36-month project will seek to improve response systems for victims of sexual violence in Renfrew County by empowering women and girls to advocate for enhanced and accessible services in rural contexts. A survivor community advisory committee and a project advisory group will support the organization in identifying key issues and solutions. The organization will work with survivors and service providers to develop a resource manual on survivor self-advocacy. It will be used to pilot strategies to improve victim response systems and survivor experience. The project will also establish a community of practice to engage communities working to end violence against women in rural contexts to share knowledge and collaborate for effective action.