This report documents persistent sexual violence by the army, and the limited impact of government and donor efforts to address the problem. The report looks closely at the conduct of the army's 14th brigade as an example of the wider problem of sexual violence by soldiers. The brigade has been implicated in many acts of sexual violence in North and South Kivu provinces, often in the context of massive looting and other attacks on civilians. Despite ample information about the situation, military, political, and judicial authorities have failed to take decisive action to prevent rape.
Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
 

Nowhere to Turn is a report documenting the scope and long-term impact of rape and other sexual violence experienced by women who fled attacks on their villages in Darfur and are now refugees in neighboring Chad. This scientific study, conducted in partnership with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), corroborates women’s accounts of rape and other crimes against humanity that they have experienced in Darfur, as well as rape and deprivations of basic needs in refugee camps in Chad.
Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women

This 51-page report documents rampant abuses during the operation and provides detailed accounts of the events in four of the 10 communities that were targeted. Across all 10 communities the evidence collected by Human Rights Watch indicates that security forces tortured scores of men, wounded at least 1,200 people, including one man who died from his injuries, and raped at least a dozen women over the course of the three-day operation. Human Rights Watch said this is part of a broader pattern of similar abuses by security forces.

"Bring the Gun or You’ll Die": Torture, Rape, and Other Serious Human Rights Violations

This final report of the the National Prison Rape Commission proposes standards to prevent, detect, respond to and monitor sexual abuse of incarcerated or detained individuals throughout the United States. Nine findings are discussed regarding the problems of sexual abuse in confinement and select policies and practices that must be mandatory everywhere to remedy these problems. It also covers recommendations about what leaders in government outside the corrections profession can do to support solutions.

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report

Provides practical assistance to statewide sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers to help them maintain victim confidentiality. This e-publication addresses common challenges, provides core concepts, and offers practical tips for improving confidential services to victims of sexual violence.

Strenghtening Sexual Assault Victims' Right to Privacy

 

NJOV collected information from a national sample of law enforcement agencies about the prevalence of arrests for and characteristics of Internet sex crimes against minors in the criminal justice system in the 12 months following July 1, 2000 and again in calendar year 2006.

The National Juvenile Online Victim Study: Methodology Report

This study documents that sexual violence against female children is a substantial problem in Swaziland and that such violence has serious health consequences. In a self reporting survey of 1900 households, one in three females reported that they had experienced some form of sexual violence as a child. But this study is more than a prevalence study. It also describes and documents many of the circumstances and conditions under which sexual violence tends to occur. These patterns provide important information about how to target and organize prevention strategies and policies.

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Sexual violence and its health consequences for female children in Swaziland: a cluster survey study

This 2 page fact sheet talks about sexual violence in detention and how the general public knows so little about the reality of sexual abuse behind bars.
Truths About Sexual Abuse in U.S. Detention Facilities

This 2 page fact sheet talks about prisoner rape victims being highly vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexual Abuse in Detention is a Public Health Issue

This two page fact sheet talks about the devastating consequences of sexual violence in detention and the extreme challenges that survivors may face.
Mental health consequences of sexual violence in detention

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