This briefing paper provides a thematic analysis of of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum discussion related to researchers experiencing trauma while undertaking sexual violence research. Strategies and resources for dealing with trauma are discussed.   
 

Foundations play a critical role in supporting efforts to address gender-based violence, yet little research has been conducted on the level or type of funding in the U.S. Spurred by the paucity of data and analysis, the Ms. Foundation for Women undertook a multi-pronged study to measure the scope, focus and impact of funding in this area. Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, this report reviews the progress foundations have made in addressing gender based violence in order to sketch the current philanthropic landscape and its potential for growth.

This National Institute of Justice Special Report addresses the question of why backlogs of DNA evidence awaiting testing persist even after the federal government has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to eliminate them. Answering this question requires understanding both what a backlog is and how backlogs can be reduced; this report provides that understanding. (NCJ 230183)

Developments in the field in regards to different reporting options for sexual assault survivors and changing social expectations have made law enforcement agencies reconsider and refine their processes for working with victims of sexual violence. This article explores the major changes in policies and procedures. 
Options for Reporting Sexual Violence: Developments over the Past Decade
 
See also NSVRC Newsletter article interview with Sabrina Garcia from 2001 on this topic. 
 
End Violence Againt Women (EVAW) International offers free training and technical assistance regarding anonymous reporting.  Template materials can be downloaded and adapted to fit your community. 
 
 
 
 

This guide provides information on developing gender literate sexuality education designed for policymakers, curriculum developers, and educators in order to develop sexuality/HIV education materials that also teach critical thinking about gender norms and roles. 

This issue of Connections shares insight from programs that are empowering youth to become media savvy not only by giving them the tools to be critical consumers, but also by giving them a voice.

Read this issue.

This toolkit provides an overview of one communities work to create a Latino public awareness and outreach campaign. It provides an overview of the research that informed the approach, the five radio spots that were developed, including their scripts, and tips for adapting this campaign.

This technical assistance bulletin is intended to support counselors/advocates and prevention educators in reaching individuals along all literacy levels.  The bulletin includes an overview of the link between literacy and sexual violence and tips on developing universal outreach, prevention, and intervention materials.

Reaching Individuals Along All Literacy Levels

This bulletin provides information on how advocates can assist survivors of sexual violence to connect with larger communities and have a larger voice in the policy decisions that impact their lives. 

This bulletin provides information on violence in the lives of the transgender community and guidelines for outreach.
 

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