Que es violencia sexual universitario?
Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción de la violencia sexual en universitarios. En inglés.Cover- Que es violencia sexual universitario?

Entendiendo Violencia Sexual: Consejos para los padres y cuidadores
Esta hoja informativa proporciona información sobre prevención de la violencia sexual y como los padres y cuidadores pueden desempeñar un papel en responder a las víctimas y promover la prevención. En inglés.Cover- Comprendamos la violencia sexual

 

NSVRC STATEMENT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In response to WaPo Fact Checker: One rape is too many

HARRISBURG, PA –  Sexual violence is complex and hard to talk about, but the fact is that sexual violence is an issue of epidemic proportions that impacts all of society. The February 12 column by Glenn Kessler in the Washington Post questions the accuracy of statistics about sexual assault, second-guesses research design and respondent ability to understand plainly worded questions, and ultimately infers that drug- or alcohol-facilitated sexual assaults are not legitimate.

Sexual violence occurs when a person chooses to exploit a vulnerability they see in another person—and this criminal behavior can take place whether or not alcohol or drugs are involved.

In fact, offenders use drugs and alcohol strategically when it comes to sexual assault: they know that someone who is severely intoxicated is often unable to stay conscious, have control of their bodies or surroundings and are likely to have gaps in memory; perpetrators use drugs or alcohol to lower their own inhibitions; and they rely on public opinion to not take reports of sexual assault seriously if the victim and/or offender were intoxicated. The offenders count on “us” to excuse their actions.

This offender strategy happens both on and off college campuses, and calling this common reality into question, or questioning statistics that have been consistently in the same range for two decades, distracts from efforts to prevent and respond to the very real and all-too-pervasive problem of sexual violence.

One rape is too many. The experience of sexual assault can be devastating, often derailing the pursuit of education, disrupting relationships, destroying a survivor’s sense of safety in the world and creating doubts about self-worth and a survivor’s ability to determine whom they can and cannot trust. Sexual assault damages campus communities and our society as a whole.

Statistics represent the stories of the countless survivors of sexual violence, many of whom were afraid to tell their friends, go to the police or confide in their families; their fears are largely rooted in the knowledge that their stories and actions—and thus their pain—are likely to be doubted by a culture that needs to do much better in listening to survivors. We appreciate the President of the United States publicly prioritizing sexual assault prevention and urging others to do the same.

The NSVRC knows that traumatizing acts of sexual violence are widespread and affect all genders, races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. The NSVRC is committed to sexual violence prevention, providing research-based resources and fostering collaboration at the local, state and national-level. For positive change to occur, it is imperative that we develop a full and accurate understanding of the sexual violence epidemic, both on and off college campuses. We remain steadfastly committed to improving the quality of public health services and support to victims and their families, and to supporting communities in encouraging victims to seek help and report these crimes.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) in 2000, creates and disseminates resources to assist advocates, allies, and journalists working across the globe to address and prevent all forms of sexual violence.

For more information, visit www.nsvrc.org. For help and services across the U.S., access NSVRC’s online directory at http://tinyurl.com/USdirectory.

The 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign provides resources on campus sexual violence prevention. Help us create communities that prevent violence and build campuses that respond well.  Everyone can play a role in creating safer campuses. 

This is a toolkit for advocates, campus personnel, students and allies. These materials can be used to engage the entire community  to take action to end sexual assault.

Spanish language resources will be posted soon.

2015 SAAM resources include:

Resources for preventing campus sexual violence

An overview on campus sexual violence prevention

What is healthy sexuality and consent?

What is campus sexual violence?

Action steps for health care professionals

Action steps for faculty and staff

Action steps for campus administrators

Campaign planning resources

How to create a campaign

Event planning guide

Prevention tips for medical professionals

Proclamation

Proclamation for a healthy future

Sample Letter to the Editor

Social Media Toolkit

Understanding sexual violence: Tips for parents and caregivers

Building partnerships with youth organizations

 

 

 

cover what is campus sexual violenceThis fact sheet provides an overview of sexual violence on college and university campuses. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit. Also available in Spanish

 

SAAM 2015 Prevention tips for medical professionals coverThis fact sheet provides information about sexual violence prevention and how health care professionals can assist victims and prevention efforts. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

SAAM 2015 How to create a campaign coverThis publication explains how to plan an effective prevention campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. it outlines the planning process for social marketing campaigns that aim to change behaviors. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

SAAM 2015 Event Planning Guide CoverThis events list provides descriptions of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events and activities. Activities are organized by event goal: awareness, fundraising, healing, community engagement, public policy, and sexual violence prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

SAAM 2015 proclamation for a healthy futureThis proclamation focuses on creating safer campuses through campus sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality. It allows communities, individuals, and organizations to commit themselves to sexual violence prevention. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

SAAM 2015 building partnerships with youth organizations cover

This fact sheet offers suggestions for sexual assault centers to partner with youth-serving organizations to prevent child sexual abuse. These recommendations also can be used by youth-serving organizations in their efforts to support the development of healthy, safe, and happy young people. It is part of the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) resource kit

 

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