Amanda Nguyen: The Woman Helping to Define Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights

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State Department official Amanda Nguyen drove forward the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act after fighting not to have her own rape kit destroyed

“Basically, I had to pen my own rights into existence,” said Nguyen, of her fight to get her own rape kit — and those of many others — finally tested.

[Edit] On October 7, 2016, President Obama signed the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act into law.