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
Maze of Injustice, released in 2007, unraveled some of the reasons why Indigenous women in the USA are at such risk of sexual violence and why survivors are so frequently denied justice.
At the one year mark of the release of Maze of Injustice, there is significant, even historical, opportunity for change but there is also real danger that the follow through that is so desperately needed will not happen. It will require working together on all levels to fulfill the promises made.
This update presents the main achievements of the past year in more detail and identifies urgent priorities going forward.
This document from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault highlights some of the issues teachers need to consider when doing sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention education. It covers the issues teachers themselves may need to confront as presenters of this difficult material, as well as challenges related to students’ potential reactions to it. At the end is a document explaining Colorado law on teachers’ obligation to report sexual contact, abuse & assault.
This document from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault explores the history of sexual assault prevention efforts from the 1970s to the present, covering the major debates, players, institutional responses and public reactions to the movement.
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