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The NSVRC works to increase access to information on the prevention and response to sexual violence occurring during and after disasters, relief funds available to affected communities and planning tools.

Sexual violence often increases in disasters. After a disaster, housing may be destroyed and people may not have jobs to go to. Police officers and the legal system have many things to respond to. Disasters take away community resources. In these situations, it’s easier for a person to perpetrate sexual violence. It also puts people at greater risk of experiencing sexual violence. People who tend to have less social power, like older adults, people with disabilities, or people struggling with poverty, face even higher risk for violence during a disaster.  

The NSVRC provides information and resources to assist organizations and communities in preventing and responding to sexual violence during and after disasters. Learn more below about the NSVRC’s publications and online resources, and the Relief Fund for Sexual Assault Victims.

This collection includes online resources related to gender-based violence in disasters, disaster preparedness, disaster recovery, and forensic nursing in disasters.

Disaster Preparedness Resources

The risk of violence, including sexual violence, increases during and after a disaster.

 

Support relief funds for sexual assault victims, advocacy programs, and communities affected by disasters. 

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