Sexual violence is a complex topic, and journalists reporting on it should be aware that the process can be different from reporting on other crime-related stories. Some survivors may want to talk with the media, while others may not. Remember this is a social justice issue, so there are plenty of story angles and not all include interviewing survivors. Regardless of the angle, infusing stories with data and background information puts this issue into context. Here are some tips for reporters to consider when talking with survivors of sexual violence.

Aequitas released Issue #8 of their Strategies Newsletter. The December 2012 edition offers information for prosecutors on sexual abuse in confinement.

Read Strategies Issue #8

Esta colección de recursos describe aspectos diferentes de la trata de personas, como información básico, mitos comunes, estadísticas e indicadores potenciales. (ENGLISH: This collection of resources describes different aspects of human trafficking, like basic information, common myths, statistics and potential indicators.)

This booklet by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) responds to common questions about incest like how does incest affect the lives of incest survivors?; how can incest survivors help themselves?; and what should a person do who suspects that a minor is being victimized? In Spanish. Ordering information (the PDF is free).

Este folleto por la Asociación de Tejas Contra el Asalto Sexual (en inglés, TAASA) responde a preguntas comunes sobre incesto como¿cómo afecta la vida de sus víctimas el incesto?;  ¿cómo pueden ayudarse a sí mismos los sobrevivientes del incesto?; y ¿qué puede hacer una persona que sospecha que un menor de edad es víctima del incesto? En inglés. Información para hacer un pedido (el PDF es gratis).

This bookletby the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has basic information on the following topics: what is sexual assault?; myths and facts about rape; information for immediately after sexual violence occurs; and the legal process. In Spanish. Ordering information (the PDF is free).

Este folleto por la Asociación de Tejas Contra el Asalto Sexual (en inglés, TAASA)  tiene información básica sobre estos temas: ¿qué es asalto sexual? los mitos y los hechos acerca de la violación; información para inmediatamente después de la ocurrencia de violencia sexual; y el proceso legal. En inglés. Información para hacer un pedido (el PDF es gratis).

This booklet by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) discusses issues of interest to adults who were sexually abused during childhood. The themes are: difficulty in setting limits; memories and flashbacks; grief and mourning; anger; guilt, shame and blame; trust issues; intimacy issues; and sexuality issues. In Spanish. Ordering information (the PDF is free).

 

Este folleto por la Asociación de Tejas Contra el Asalto Sexual (en inglés, TAASA) discute temas de interés para adultos que fueron abusados sexualmente durante la niñez. Los temas son: dificultad en poner limites; memorias y retrospectivas; dolor y luto; enojo; culpa, vergüenza y reproche; problemas de confianza; problemas de intimidad; y problemas de sexualidad. En inglés. Información para hacer un pedido (el PDF es gratis).

This booklet by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has basic information about personal rights, sexual violence, options after victimization, and common reactions after victimization. It includes resources for survivors in Texas such as Advocacy Inc. and the Department of Aging and Disability Services in Texas. In Spanish. Ordering information (the PDF is free).

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