This research report discusses the findings of a study conducted largely in a border town in Mexico. The researcher conducted in-depth interviews with individuals directly engaged in the sex trade. According to the report, previous information on human trafficking relied heavily on information provided by agencies responding to it, including advocacy groups and law enforcement, but little direct research has been conducted. This study sought to determine the extent to which coercion and manipulation were employed and how these operations were organized.
The Vera Institute recently released a new guide for organizations that provide sexual violence, domestic violence, and disability services. This guide seeks to increase avenues for partnership and collaboration between these three types of services, recognizing that people often face co-occurring issues. The authors of the guide hope to provide background to help meet the needs of women with disabilities, who commonly face sexual and domestic violence, but often do not have access to services that can meet a combination of needs. This booklet provides information on creating safe, effective, and accessible healing services.
This publication is provided as a starting point for professional organizations and educational institutions to prepare their helping professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians, and beyond, to develop the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of individuals who may have experienced abuse and violence.
This resource is a two page fact sheet produced by NAESV on the costs and consequences of sexual violence. It includes a general overview of findings from research on the topic, the cost benefits of early intervention, costs for funding sexual assault services, and cost-effective solutions.
A one page fact sheet on the prevention on teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence. This resource discusses the prevalence of these types of violence as a public health issue that is preventable. It also discusses some current initiatives and plans for the future.
This report discusses the value and benefits of rethinking violence prevention. It suggests an approach that identifies and deconstructs root causes of violence. Of particular interest in this report is the discussion of the predictability of violence on a community or population wide level.
The Winter 2010 edition of WCSAP's newsletter focuses on working with LGBTIQ survivors. Articles focus on creating safe space, interrupting problematic language, and SANE protocol for working individuals who identify as LGBTIQ.
This report from Amnesty International notes that sexual violence was widespread in Haiti before January 2010 has been exacerbated by the conditions since the earthquake. The limited assistance the authorities previously provided has been undermined by the destruction of police stations and court houses. This has made it more difficult to report sexual violence. Over 50 survivors of sexual violence shared their experiences for the study which highlights how the lack of security and policing in and around the camps is a major factor for the increase in attacks.
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