This report documents the workplace experiences of immigrant women who have come to the United States to escape poverty. It describes how the laws that are in place to protect them from exploitation are grossly inadequate. Section three talks specifically about sexual violence experienced in the workplace. Results are from interviews with approximately 150 women who are either currently undocumented or have spent time in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants. The women all have worked in the U.S. food industry in Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, New York or North Carolina. Researchers also interviewed a number of advocates who work with immigrant women and farmworkers.
This report discusses the experiences of immigrant farmworkers in the United States with a range of sexually violent behaviors. The report suggests that these experiences are common, reporting is limited, and the involvement of a victim advocate may increase reporting.
This report outlines failures by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to secure the safety and well-being of children after receiving reports of child abuse and neglect. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is one common form of child abuse.
This report presents findings on the intersections between food access, water, sanitation, housing and the incidence of sexual violence in camps for displaced persons outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It also provides recommendations for action to improve access to basic needs and prevent sexual violence.
This report, which uses data from agencies within Los Angeles City and County, tracks sexual assault case attrition and the factors that attribute to it. It also explores case outcomes and factors that may lead police to unfound charges.
The second phase of the NSVRC’s Prevention Assessment project focused on interviews with innovative prevention programs and a diffusion survey to document how innovations have spread throughout the sexual violence prevention field. The emphasis of this assessment was on how programs are thinking about primary prevention and the processes that allowed innovation to develop. This Year 2 report contains findings from that assessment. Listen to podcasts with innovative programs. Read Year 1 Report. Read Year 3 Report.
In 2009, the NSVRC contracted with Dr. Stephanie Townsend to assist in developing a plan to measure the primary prevention capacity of the sexual violence prevention field. This is a 3 year process being conducted in collaboration with the CDC and CALCASA/Prevention Connection. This is the Year 1 report for the project. Read Year 2 Report. Read Year 3 Report.
The NISVS 2010 summary report provides data from a national study conducted to assess the impact of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It discusses the scope of these forms of violence; immediate impacts of victimization; and the lifelong heath consequences experienced by victims of these forms of violence. This information may help to inform policies on prevention and response efforts in the field. Other resources related to this report include a Fact Sheet and a Toolkit.
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