This article is the English translation of an article written by Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez for The Resource. Over the past several years, there has been much talk about leadership among Latin@s in the sexual violence prevention movement. In a critical conversation conducted at the 2011 National Sexual Assault Conference in Baltimore, participants were asked to describe characteristics of a Latin@ leader. This article captures that conversation. In Spanish.

The 2012 Spring/Summer edition of The Resource is completely redesigned and contains articles about Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky case, preventing child sexual abuse, viewpoints on SlutWalks, healthy sexuality campaigns, media reports of sexual violence, report on prostitution and trafficking of Native Women, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the upcoming National Sexual Assault Conference in Chicago.  This issue also includes an article written by Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez about leadership among Latin@s in the sexual violence prevention movement in Spanish.  Read the English translation.  

This document identifies how the crimes of rape and sexual violence must, as a requirement of its own statute and a matter of international human rights law, be interpreted and applied with equality between men and women by the International Criminal Court (the Court). The Court has yet to rule on this matter in its jurisprudence.

This resource guide contains information and tools for hosting and promoting National Crime Victims' Rights Week locally. It includes posters, artwork, and advertisements. A Spanish version of this resource is also available.

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 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign encourages communities and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.

The 2012 SAAM campaign provides tools and resources that focus on promoting positive expressions of sexuality and healthy behaviors. Promoting healthy behaviors encourages sexual interactions and relationships that are consensual, respectful and informed. By starting the conversation, this dialogue can build safe, healthy relationships and communities. Many resources are also available in Spanish.


Resources include:

An Overview on Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Violence Prevention (also in Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality: A guide for advocates, counselors, and prevention educators

Resource List

It's talk to your children about healthy sexuality (in Spanish)

It's talk about consent (in Spanish)

It's talk about gender norms (in Spanish)

It's talk about sexuality in later life (in Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality Glossary (in Spanish)

Tips for Creating a Successful Campaign (in Spanish)

Tips for Health Care Professionals (in Spanish)

Tips for Parents and Caregivers ( in Spanish)

Tips for Partnering with Men's Organizations

Daily Posts for Social Networking Sites

SAAM 2012 Events List

SAAM 2012 Proclamation




This customizable proclamation allows communities,SAAM 2012 Proclamation Cover individuals and organizations to commit themselves to being part of the solution to end sexual violence.



This events list provides descriptions of Sexual SAAM 2012 Events List CoverAssault Awareness Month events and activities. Suggested events can be used to plan and host events that encourage community participation and raise awareness. 







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