This is Working Paper No. 1 from the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) working paper series on men's roles and responsibilities in ending gender based violence.  This paper looks at the political connections between men, gender and violence and the tensions that arise in making such connections.  Also offered are ways that programs have dealt with these tensions as well as future directions for this type of work.
 
Political Connections: Men, Gender and Violence

This 3-page summary document from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault describes 4 major perspectives on sexual violence: public health; risk factors; social change; and law and criminal justice.
 
Perspectives on Sexual Violence Prevention

This report provides a review of existing research on teen victimization and its impact on youth in America as well as information on promising prevention and intervention techniques.
 
Our Vulnerable Teenagers: Their Victimization, Its Consequences, and Directions for Prevention and Intervention

The intent of this project was to conduct a survey to assess how or whether organizational structure affects the provision or reporting of sexual assault services in both single program and combined sexual and domestic violence programs.
Organization of Sexual Assault Programs

This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children describes the responses of youth who were surveyed about their use of the internet and experiences while online, which includes exposure to unwanted sexual material and harassment.
 
Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation's Youth

This publication surveys gender-based violence from various nations around the world to provide an in-depth picture of the various forms of violence experienced by women. The report highlights, country by country, many of the recent achievements and indicates what must continue to build on them. Additionally, it provides examples of good practices as well as efforts that did not meet the goals - and explores the reasons why.
 
Not a Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women

This report provides information about the sexual abuse of immigrants while in detention centers in the United States.
 
No Refuge Here: A First Look at Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This report focuses on ways to improve the international community’s response to the sexual exploitation and abuse of children by aid workers, peacekeepers and others acting on their behalf in emergencies. The report draws particular attention to the problem of the under-reporting of such abuse and addresses a range of related issues.
 
No One to Turn To: The Under-Reporting of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Aid Workers and Peacekeepers

Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience inproviding medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousandsof victims of sexual violence in many countries around the world. The report is partly born out of outrage about the inexcusable acts that these people have been subjected to and the damage inflicted upon their lives. It demonstrates why it is imperative to make immediate care available, and truly accessible, for those who have been sexually assaulted. MSF hopes that this report will inform and inspire health officials, aid workers and others who should be involved in providing such support.Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims 

This Human Rights Watch report takes an in-depth look into the current sex offender laws in the US and offers a critique of such laws as well as recommendations and model programs. Issues related to juvenile offenders, residency restriction, offender registration, community notification, and internet registries are also discussed.
 
No Easy Answers: Sex Offender Laws in the US

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