This report summarizes ten major misconceptions about wartime sexual violence, highlighting both advances and gaps in our knowledge. Drawing on social science research, it outlines for policymakers the current state of knowledge about wartime sexual violence, details gaps in existing knowledge, and explores the implications of these findings for policymaking.

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This report details the process used in selecting the site and implementing the project as well as includes some of the documents created, such as job descriptions and contracts.

West Virginia Mobile SANE Project, Final Report

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This guide was developed to help other rural regions decide whether a mobile SANE project, customized to their local needs, might be a viable option. To that end, it focuses on the process used to plan and implement the West Virginia project and the lessons learned by FRIS and other stakeholders.

This report describes the need for investigators to have fundamental knowledge about identifying, preserving, and collecting DNA to help solve cases.
What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

This report presents initial results of a cross-section study carried out in ten countries. Findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health.
WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence against women: Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women’s responses

This nationwide survey, which included more than 1,000 girls ages 14 to 17, finds the increased exposure to social media puts teenage girls in a confusing situation where a girl's image is not always what it seems, as nearly 74 percent of girls agree that most girls use social networking sites to make themselves "cooler than they really are." The survey finds that girls downplay several positive characteristics of themselves online, most prominently their intelligence, kindness and efforts to be a positive influence.

These feelings among others related to emotional safety online and the impact of social media on girls' relationships are further spelled out in the Who's That Girl factsheet (PDF).

This report, the product of a 2009 survey of victim assistance providers and LGBTQ anti-violence programs throughout the United States, describes widespread gaps in victim services for LGBTQ victims of crime and recommends steps to improve both the services and their accessibility.
 

This VAWnet report examines the intersections of interpersonal and structural violence that are forcing abused girls and women increasingly into the criminal justice system not as victims, but as offenders.
Women's Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration

This report documents how hundreds of thousands of girls in Indonesia, some as young as 11, are employed as domestic workers in other people’s households, performing tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and child care. Most girls interviewed for the report worked 14 to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, with no day off. Almost all are grossly underpaid, and some get no salary at all. In the worst cases, girls reported being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused.
Workers in the Shadows: Abuse and Exploitation of Child Domestic Workers in Indonesia

The goals of the report are to raise awareness about the problem of violence globally, to make the case that violence is preventable, and to highlight the crucial role that public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences. Chapter Six focuses on sexual violence. Other chapters address youth violence, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and collective violence. The full report is available in English, French and Russian.
World Health Report on Violence and Health

The 19th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2008 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.

World Report 2009

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