This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.

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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 report  describes the prevalence of sexual violence, rape, and violence against women in public life in Afghanistan and the failure of authorities to protect women's rights.
Silence is Violence :End the Abuse of Women in Afghanistan

Language is powerful in all Glossary Coveranti-sexual violence work.  This resource offers some terms and language for individuals engaging in discussions on gender, sexuality, and sexual violence.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This white paper discusses the sexuality and reproductive health of youth in the digital age.  According to the report, youth, ages 13-24, use technology as a means of exploring health related issues and well-being.  It include technology usage patterns and practical recommendations for working with youth to increase sexual health and literacy.

FORGE offers a fact sheet for victim services professionals discussing the "Terms Paradox." Related to providing effective and competent advocacy to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, this paradox refers to the idea that the terms used in providing service are both crucial to establishing safety and support, and meaningless in the basic foundations of effective service provision.

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This resource is a collective product of many years of experience and observation by Latina victim advocates in the anti-rape movement and addresses the importance of the role that Latina victim advocates have in this movement.
The Anti-Rape Movement without Latinas?

Discrimination and hate crimes againstDiscrimination Cover' individuals who identify as LGBTQ persist in our homes, communities, workplaces and social institutions.  This resource gives a broader picture of the many ways attitudes and norms create unsafe spaces for people who identify as LGBTQ.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.  This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

For people who identify as LGBTQComing Out Cover, the coming out process can be both difficult and freeing.  This special resource offers some considerations for the coming out process and background on the journey an individual might take in discussing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

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