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This issue brief discusses young men of color as a largely overlooked group of victims. It looks at both local and nationwide efforts to provide support and services.

Sexual violence -- including rape, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment -- is a complicated topic to understand. There are many fears, myths and stereotypes that abound. We understand that reporting on these topics is a difficult task and we appreciate the media’s commitment to doing so with integrity. As a result, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has created a packet for journalists about reporting on sexual violence.

As members of the media, journalists play a critical role in illuminating the truth for people. Well-written, fact-based stories that place a particular incident in a broader context can go a long way toward educating the public. A well-informed public can help ensure appropriate responses and services for victims; accountability and treatment for those who abuse others; and can strengthen the prevention strategies of organizations and communities. This fact sheet discusses some basic information on sexual violence.

The full Media Packet includes 7 other resources:

What is Sexual Violence?

Statistics about Sexual Violence

Crime Reports of Sexual Violence

People who commit sexual violence

What is Child Sexual Abuse?

The NSVRC at a Glance

Talking with Survivors

Engaging Bystanders

The Bureau of Justice Statistics special report Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013 released in December, 2014 uses the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to compare the rape and sexual assault victimization from 1995 to 2013 of female college students (enrolled in a college, university, trade school or vocational school) and female nonstudents. Read our highlights.

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance offers these recommendations based on more than 30 years of work with students, campuses, community advocates and national leaders dedicated to building an effective response to sexual assault.

This publication is designed to promote consistency in the use of terminology and data collection across organizations that work to prevent sexual violence. The updated document provides more detail on the various definitions of “sexual violence” and by addressing how technology is used to perpetrate unwanted sexual experiences. Learn more and download.

High-profile cases in the media are an important opportunity to educate the public about the realities of sexual assault. Specifics of each case are different, but our role as advocates is always to support survivors and help everyone understand sexual violence.

The report Women of Color Leadership, released by WOCN in 2011 in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women, provides poignant detail from voices women of color in executive positions within the anti-violence movement, sharing their experiences beyond the "glass ceiling.” This report also contains insights from mainstream women in leadership positions offering their added viewpoint on the barriers that women of color leaders face.

This report includes information on the top indicators of progress made by the department of defense to improve sexual assault prevention and response. It includes information on efforts to engage military leaders, take the experiences of victims into account, and the rates of incidence, prevalence and reporting. 

This flyer provides information about the NSVRC’s Lifespan Project which is a technical assistance initiative to provide advocates, medical providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others with resources and strategies to effectively respond to and support survivors of sexual violence. The Lifespan Project focuses on trauma-informed service delivery with a particular concern for populations who may fall through the cracks of our systems.

This report discusses the PREA Standards for a multidisciplinary response to sexual abuse in confinement. It includes assessment finding and barriers and strategies for creating a meaningful, compliant response. 


 

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