This report from Amnesty International highlights the issue of sexual violence among indigenous women in the United States.  Interviews were conducted with Native American and Alaska Native survivors, their families, activists, support workers, service providers and health workers.  Issues of marginalization and discrimination are discussed as well as jurisdiction, policing, and prosecution problems.  Recommendations for addressing violence against indigenous women are also offered.
 Maze of Injustice

This survey examines the access and inconsistent application of emergency contraceptives within the Indian Health Service system. This study looked at two major issues: the availability of Plan B as an OTC drug and the availability of Plan B during the delivery of sexual assault services. 

The Guide identifies issues and considerations unique to survivors who have experienced multiple victimizations and have multiple needs and describes advocacy and organizational approaches. Developed specifically for rape crisis centers and victim advocates working within criminal justice system agencies, the Guide offers practical strategies for assessing and enhancing responses to this specific population. 

The following fact sheet offers questions and answers regarding anonymous reporting and forensic exmaniations. Some questions included are:

- What is a "Jane Doe Rape Kit"?
- Who has to comply with VAWA 2005 requirement regarding forensic examination?
- How long are states required to keep forensic examination collection kits?
 
Frequently Asked Questions: Anonymous Reporting and Forensic Examinations

This eNewsletter features a variety of new materials exploring the unique dynamics of violence against women in rural communities. Definitions, characteristics, and statistical overviews of rural populations are provided in addition to specialized resources on developing policy and practice responses for rural victims of domestic and sexual violence. Related resources from VAWnet’s existing collection are also provided in this issue.
 
Focus on Violence Against Women in Rural Communities

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) hosted a focus group in Green Bay, Wisconsin to discuss challenges to, and opportunities for, collaboration between states and tribes in Public Law 280 jurisdictions to address sexual assault in Indian country. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provided technical assistance and collaborated with OVW on the design and delivery of the session.
 
Focus Group on Public Law 280 and the Sexual Assault of Native Women

This study identified the characteristics of sexual assault victimizations in Alaska, as recorded by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in eight cities, with attention to the key factors that impacted victims' genital injury and case legal resolutions.
 
Final Report: Alaska Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Study

The article lists 45 facts about violence against women in the U.S. and globally along with their sources. It also includes a selection of other web site links to find and verify violence against women statistics.
 
Facts about Violence: U.S. Statistics & Global

This report seeks to provide more in-depth information about the physical, social, and psychological consequences of rape victimization by further investigating the findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey on this issue.
 
Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey

This publication is a reference book as well as photo essay of portraits and testimonies of the sexual violence women suffer when men go to war, and is now available online to IRIN readers. The photographs are also available to download in PDF format.

This In-Depth examines the scope, nature and perpetrators of sexual violence during war. It considers how the international community is addressing sexual violence against women and girls during and after conflict. Above all, the aim of the In-Depth and book is to inform, to shock and to join the voices saying ‘Enough’! Sexual violence against women and girls does not have to be an inevitable consequence of war.

The Shame of War: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict

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