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.
This resource contains the following segments: New directions in victims’ rights – New directions for criminal and juvenile justice system agencies (Law enforcement, Prosecution, Judiciary, Corrections) – New directions for victim assistance and allied professionals (Health care, Mental health, Legal, Educational, Faith, Business, News media) – New directions for financial recovery – New directions for child victims – New directions in international victim assistance.
This report identifies criteria for building a trauma-informed mental health service system, summarizes the evolution of trauma-informed and trauma-specific services in state mental health systems, and describes a range of trauma-based service models and approaches implemented by increasing numbers of state systems and localities across the country.
Maze of Injustice, released in 2007, unraveled some of the reasons why Indigenous women in the USA are at such risk of sexual violence and why survivors are so frequently denied justice.
At the one year mark of the release of Maze of Injustice, there is significant, even historical, opportunity for change but there is also real danger that the follow through that is so desperately needed will not happen. It will require working together on all levels to fulfill the promises made.
This update presents the main achievements of the past year in more detail and identifies urgent priorities going forward.
This report from Amnesty International highlights the issue of sexual violence among indigenous women in the United States. Interviews were conducted with Native American and Alaska Native survivors, their families, activists, support workers, service providers and health workers. Issues of marginalization and discrimination are discussed as well as jurisdiction, policing, and prosecution problems. Recommendations for addressing violence against indigenous women are also offered. Maze of Injustice
This VAWnet Applied Research document provides an overview of the research on marital rape, ideas for future directions to gain public and scholarly attention to the issue, and a marital rape resource page. An online course on this document is also available.
This report details the results of a national telephone survey identifying how probation and parole agencies managed adult sex offenders and a description of a model management process for containing sex offenders serving community sentences.
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