Discrimination and hate crimes againstDiscrimination Cover' individuals who identify as LGBTQ persist in our homes, communities, workplaces and social institutions.  This resource gives a broader picture of the many ways attitudes and norms create unsafe spaces for people who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.  This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The NISVS summary report provides data from a national study conducted to assess the impact of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It discusses the scope of these forms of violence; immediate impacts of victimization; and the lifelong heath consequences experienced by victims of these forms of violence. This information may help to inform policies on prevention and response efforts in the field. Other resources related to this report include a Fact Sheet and a Toolkit.

For additional resources, visit the NISVS website.

 

For people who identify as LGBTQComing Out Cover, the coming out process can be both difficult and freeing.  This special resource offers some considerations for the coming out process and background on the journey an individual might take in discussing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This report examines critical issues in maternal and newborn health, underscoring the need to establish a comprehensive continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children. The report looks at variables that impact maternal and newborn health worldwide, including nutrition, poverty, disease, gender discrimination, and harmful cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. The report outlines the latest paradigms in health programming and policies for mothers and newborns, and explores policies, programs and partnerships aimed at improving maternal and neonatal health. Africa and Asia are a key focus for this report, which complements the previous year's issue on child survival.

The State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health

This report reviews current practices and activities on the federal level related to trauma-informed approaches across a wide range of settings and systems. It encourages agencies to implement a collaborative and comprehensive response to traumas like sexual violence.

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This report discusses the value and benefits of rethinking violence prevention.  It suggests an approach that identifies and deconstructs root causes of violence.  Of particular interest in this report is the discussion of the predictability of violence on a community or population wide level.

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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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FORGE offers a fact sheet of information and terms and definitions on gender identity and expression for victim-service professionals.

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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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