The NSVRC works to increase access to information on the prevention and response to sexual violence occurring during and after disasters, relief funds available to affected communities and planning tools.

If you are interested in donating to support victims of Typhoon Yolanda, consider these recommended organizations.

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Did you know that sexual violence increases in disaster-stricken areas?

In 2005, the Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims was established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to collect donations that will aid sexual assault victims and advocacy pro

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The Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims was established in 2005 to collect donations that will aid sexual assault victims and advocacy programs in the United States impacted by disasters.

Relief Fund LogoThe National Sexual Violence Resource Center engages local, state, territory, national and international partners to increase access to information on the prevention of and response to sexual violence occurring during and after disasters. 

 

The following resources discuss public policy issues related to natural disasters, safety and violence.

After Katrina Policy Series, 2006
The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute in Washington D.C. issued a series of reports about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They are downloadable as follows:

Young Children After Katrina: A Proposal to Heal the Damage and Create Opportunity in New Orleans.

Checklist for Action: Prevention & Response to Gender-Based Violence in Displaced Settings, June 2004
Gender-Based Violence Global Technical Support Project
RHRC Consortium/JSI Research and Training Institute
http://www.rhrc.org/resources/Checklist.pdf

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