While some forms of sexual violence may not be illegal, such as sexist jokes, catcalling, or vulgar gestures, this does not make them any less threatening or harmful to the person victimized. All these behaviors contribute to a culture that accepts sexual violence. Bystanders can speak up when they witness these actions to foster healthy sexuality and safer communities. Many opportunities exist in daily life where society can prevent behaviors that promote sexual violence.
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This tip sheet provides information for programs on designing events that are accessible for all people. It includes recommendations for registration forms, thoughtful questions to ask, and information on accomodations needed to make the event a valuable learning experience for people with disabilities.
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.
The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.
This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse. These recommendations can also be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy children and teens.
Esta herramienta propicia que líderes y socios en la prevención de la violencia sexual comprendan el desarrollo sexual infantil saludable e involucren a personas adultas en promover el desarrollo saludable y habilidades. En inglés.
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