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This report presents findings from a survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs that perform DNA testing.
Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories, 2001

The Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children visited 10 refugee camps in eastern Chad in January 2005 as part of a three-week mission to examine the protection of adolescent girls, with a particular focus on education and reproductive health in the camps. This 48-page document is a report of their findings and includes recommendations for action.
“Don’t Forget Us”: The Education and Gender-Based Violence Protection Needs of Adolescent Girls from Darfur in Chad

This document describes experiences, barriers and fears of many immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking when accessing the U.S. civil and criminal justice systems. It also provides an overview of the immigration system and laws.

Realities for Immigrant Populations: How they Experience the System

This page provides an overview of the CDC’s Rape Prevention and Education Grant
program and also features grantee profiles.

Rape Prevention and Education Grant Program Profiles

This issue of American Prosecutors Research Institute ‘s The Voice newsletter (Volume 1, Number 3) provides a description of the four categories of rape reporting laws and lists the states that fall under each category.

Rape and Sexual Assault Reporting Laws

This resource provides information on Public Law 280, a substantial transfer of jurisdiction from the federal government to the states in Indian Country and its impact on victims of crime.

Public Law 280: Issues and Concerns for Victims of Crime in Indian Country

This report explains the laws enacted in different states to afford victims of crime privileged communication with their counselor.
 
Privacy of Victims’ Counseling Communications

The law “provides for the analysis of the incidents and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and provides information, resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

This issue of the Research and Advocacy Digest provides an overview of some of the research that exists on the topic of prisoner rape.

Prison Rape and Sexual Coercion Behind Bars

In April 2007, WHO held an expert meeting on preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence. WHO produced a background paper for the meeting. The paper explores what can be done to prevent violence against adolescent and adult women that occurs within intimate relationships, and sexual violence that occurs outside intimate relationships.

In a public health framework, primary prevention means reducing the number of new instances of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence by intervening before any violence occurs. Program and research in primary prevention has lagged efforts in secondary and tertiary prevention, which focus on people who are at risk or already have suffered violence. This background paper helps to close that gap and is the basis for a guideline on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention currently being prepared by WHO, CDC, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 Primary prevention of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence: Background paper for WHO expert meeting May 2–3, 2007

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