Raliance, a national partnership group aiming to end sexual violence, announced Monday that it had recognized Christine Blasey Ford with its person of the year award.

Raliance said in a statement that Ford, who last year accused Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael Kavanaugh Klobuchar offers tribute to her father, who died Wednesday Conservative justices split in ruling for immigrant fighting deportation Supreme Court weighs whether to limit issuance of exemptions to biofuel blending requirements MORE of sexual assault and testified publicly in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, "is a passionate and public champion for survivors of sexual assault."

"Her testimony in the confirmation hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh had a global impact on how we respond to and support survivors of sexual assault. Dr. Ford’s sacrifice in sharing her experience, and the difficulties she subsequently endured, brought much needed attention to the importance of supporting and believing survivors," the statement continues.


The group also handed out other awards, including the Policy Maker Award to Rep. Gwen More (D-Wis.) for being "a tireless advocate for women’s rights and civil rights issues."

Ford and other award-winners will be celebrated in Washington, D.C., next week, according to Raliance.

Prior to Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Ford alleged that he had sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school, an accusation Kavanaugh denied. 

Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate in a 50-48 vote.