The goals of the report are to raise awareness about the problem of violence globally, to make the case that violence is preventable, and to highlight the crucial role that public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences. Chapter Six focuses on sexual violence. Other chapters address youth violence, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and collective violence. The full report is available in English, French and Russian. World Health Report on Violence and Health
The 19th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2008 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question. World Report 2009
This report examined the prevalence of sexual assault, physical assault, physically abusive punishment, and witnessing an act of violence and subsequent effects on mental health, substance use, and delinquent behavior problems. The study found that youth victimization is clearly linked to mental health problems and delinquent behavior. Results are analyzed across gender and race/ethnicity and translated into national estimates.
These three papers examine the relationship between violence against women and female criminality, prostitution and sex workers as victims as well as defendants, and the relationship between child abuse and neglect and later criminality among females.
The 2008 edition of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Report on Research on Rape and Violence, CALCASA's annual compendium of statistics and research on sexual assault and other forms of community violence is now available on our website for viewing and downloading.
This report includes findings from a national needs assessment that was conducted in 2005 with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. The goals of the survey were to (1) record the organization and administration of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) nationally as an introductory “portrait” of collaborative responses and (2) collect data about SART training and technical assistance needs for inclusion in a forthcoming National SART Toolkit.
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