Oppressive factors make LGBT people more likely to be in confinement, and more likely to experience abuse there. This toolkit covers the basics of advocating for the rights of LGBT prisoners, tips on Working with facilities), policy considerations, and combatting the incarceration of LGBT people.
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.
Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ). The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet it to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.
The political, social, and cultural environment of homophobia in U.S. culture contributes to violence against people who identify as, or are identified as, LGBTQ. This special resource outlines recent laws concerning hate and bias-motivated crimes in the U.S.
This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.
GLSEN provides a report of the findings from the National School Climate Survey in 2011. The report outlines statistics related to the experiences of LGBTQ-identified students of harassment, bullying, and institutional discrimination. It also presents findings on the kinds of positive interventions and supports that make a difference for students.
These fact sheets describe how violence affects other health problems and community concerns, such as chronic diseases, mental illness and poor learning. Children who are scared at school cannot focus on learning, for example, and people are less likely to be active if the local park isn't safe. These fact sheets were designed to persuade educators and those in health, public health and mental health that violence can undermine the work of all sectors, and that everyone should include preventing violence in their efforts. Backed by the latest research, these fact sheets make the case that preventing violence is a key aspect of any vibrant community, one where young people enjoy every opportunity to learn, thrive and excel.
This webpage provides a brief overview of homophobic bullying and harassment. It discusses the importance of taking these instances seriously and working to prevent this form of violence and the negative outcomes associated with them.
The select resources and research in this special collection illustrates the LGBTIQ communities’ experiences with sexual violence within the US. Resources especially relevant to these individuals, as well as straight allies and professionals, address the issue of sexual violence in LGBTIQ communities, relationships, and the impact on society.
This report presents counts and rates of hate crimes for each year between 2003 and 2009. It discusses the perceptions of victims who experienced violent crimes on they believe their perpetrators targeted them in committing these crimes. An average of 195,000 hate crimes were committed each year in this period.
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