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Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience in
providing medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousands
of 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.
 
Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA

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.
 
Issues for Teachers in Sexual Violence Prevention Education

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.
 
History of Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts

This research report from the Western Criminology Review explores the use and effectiveness of sex offender registries. Data for this research was collected from a sample of registered sex offenders.

Sex Offender Registries as a Tool for Public Safety: Views from Registered Offenders

Esta guía de consejos para padres les ayuda a mantener a sus hijos seguros en el hogar, el colegio, y la comunidad.

Seguridad personal para niños: una guía para padres

These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.

School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injury and Violence

This document discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on violence against women and acts as a starting point for discussing and advancing new violence prevention strategies.

Safety & Justice for All: Examining the Relationship Between the Women's Anti-violence Movement and the Criminal Legal System

This fact sheet and accompanying report were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.  

This comprehensive report of the Michigan Sexual Assault Systems Response Task Force is built on the work of four multidisciplinary workgroups: the Prevention Education Workgroup, the Survivor Services Workgroup, the Medical System Workgroup and the Criminal Justice System Workgroup. Each group identified barriers to justice and services for survivors of sexual assault, short and long-term remedies to eliminate those barriers and strategies for the implementation of the remedies. The recommendations come in the form of 'best practice recommendations', and 'recommendations'. Best practice recommendations address an improvement or change in policy, protocols and response and recommendations address legislative or fiscal change.
The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice

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