This report presents the first findings about nonfatal violent and property crime experienced by persons with disabilities, based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report includes data on nonfatal violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) and property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, theft) against persons with disabilities in 2007. It compares the victimization experience of persons with and without disabilities, using population estimates based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). Data are presented on victim and crime characteristics of persons with and without disabilities, including age, race and gender distribution; offender weapon use; victim injuries; and reporting to the police.
Crimes Against People with Disabilities, 2007

This VAWnet Applied Research document provides a review and critique of current trends in mental health assessment and treatment for sexual trauma survivors with an emphasis on early intervention.
 
Current Trends in Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

This report is based primarily on interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch in the United States in 2008 with individuals possessing direct knowledge of the medical care provided to women in immigration detention. In these interviews and visits to nine detention facilities, Human Rights Watch investigated care for a range of women’s health concerns and collected information regarding each type of facility where US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies govern health care.
Detained and Dismissed: Women's Struggles to Obtain Health Care in United States Immigration Detention

 

This Special Collection includes selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies.

In this 500 page report, NCD offers information and advice to assist all levels of government in its work to establish evidence-based policies, programs, and practices across the life cycle of disasters. This report provides examples of effective community efforts with respect to people with disabilities, and evaluates many emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and homeland security program efforts deployed by both public and private sectors.

Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities
 

Conflict continues to rage in Darfur, Sudan. More than 2.4 million people have been displaced. Women and children continue to be failed by the international community. The fighting between the Sudanese armed forces, their allied militia and the disparate armed opposition groups continues to blight the lives of civilians, especially women and girls. In this document Amnesty International calls on the international community to use their influence and ensure that UNAMID is immediately provided with all the military equipment it requires, especially helicopters.
Empty Promises on Darfur: International community fails to deliver

The resource proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is directed toward anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.

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The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

This online resource collection offers information on the intersections of sexual violence and eating disorders. Recent research and practice efforts have shown links between sexual victimization during childhood or adolescence and developing an eating disorder.  To provide more informed services, people working in anti-violence movements can review the resources in this online resource collection on sexual violence, trauma, and eating disorders.

The collection includes four sections:

Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence Overview

Understanding Oppression: Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

Prevention of Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

General Information on Eating Disorders

The report, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, represents the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women - both by partners and non-partners. Some 35% of all women will experience either intimate partner or non-partner violence. The study finds that intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30% of women worldwide. The study highlights the need for all sectors to engage in eliminating tolerance for violence against women and better support for women who experience it. New WHO guidelines, launched with the report, aim to help countries improve their health sector's capacity to respond to violence against women.

 

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