In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Michelle Dixon-Wall discusses the challenges of working within a gendered framework at an anti-violence organization. She discusses barriers that men and boys may have to accessing sexual assault services and programs based on some basic structural practices.
From the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Toolkit, this guide discusses the prevention of sexual violence against LGBTI detainees. It addresses both policy change and practices that correctional facilities can incorporate.
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.
This report discusses a gender transformative approach to involving boys and men in preventing violence against women. It includes primary reasons for engaging men and boys, research on positive messaging, and examples of initiatives that can be used to increase involvement.
The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, represents the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women - both by partners and non-partners. Some 35% of all women will experience either intimate partner or non-partner violence. The study finds that intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30% of women worldwide. The study highlights the need for all sectors to engage in eliminating tolerance for violence against women and better support for women who experience it. New WHO guidelines, launched with the report, aim to help countries improve their health sector's capacity to respond to violence against women.
El manual del gobierno mexicanose centra en las estrategiasen el uso el uso no sexista del lenguaje. Las secciones incluyen: el papel del lenguaje como agente socializador de género, el género en la gramática, el sexo de las personas, la gramática y la semántica, el uso del neutro, el uso de genéricos, profesiones ejercidas por mujeres, el uso del gerundio y otras estrategias, el lenguaje administrativo y documentos con lenguaje sexista.
This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.
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.
This special report describes the national prevalence of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking victimization based on respondents’ sexual orientation. Respondents who self-identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual at the time of the survey and described violence experienced with both same-sex and opposite-sex partners based on the 2010 data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).
The NSVRC also provides an information packet on Sexual Violence & Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ. The packet includes general information on the nature of sexual violence against LGBTQ people and understanding effective prevention and response strategies.
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