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This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children describes the responses of youth who were surveyed about their use of the internet and experiences while online, which includes exposure to unwanted sexual material and harassment.
 
Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation's Youth

This article summarizes current research on online sexual victimization and compares it to media accounts. The finding in the article reveal that contrary to stereotype, most internet sex offenders are not adults who target young children by posing as another youth, luring children to meetings, and then abducting or forcibly raping them. Rather, most online sex offenders are young adults who target teens and seduce victims into sexual relationships. They take time to develop the trust and confidence of victims, so that the youth see these relationships as romances or sexual adventures. They recommend that prevention efforts with adolescents be targeted, age-appropriate, and include frank discussions of sexuality and the hazards of relationships with older people.
 
Online “Predators” and Their Victims: Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment

The Ohio Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Exams was created in order to provide comprehensive, standardized, non-judgmental, equitable treatment of survivors of sexual assault.
 
Ohio Protocol on Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Examination

This protocol provides guidelines to establish comprehensive, standardized, non-judgmental, equitable treatment of pediatric victims of sexual abuse.
 Ohio Pediatric Sexual Abuse Protocol

This publication surveys gender-based violence from various nations around the world to provide an in-depth picture of the various forms of violence experienced by women. The report highlights, country by country, many of the recent achievements and indicates what must continue to build on them. Additionally, it provides examples of good practices as well as efforts that did not meet the goals - and explores the reasons why.
 
Not a Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women

This paper consolidates knowledge about the damaging interplay between homelessness and sexual violence. It clarifies steps researchers, policy-makers, and service providers can take to intervene with victims and prevent future sexual assaults.
 
No Safe Place: Sexual Assault in the Lives of Homeless Women

This report provides information about the sexual abuse of immigrants while in detention centers in the United States.
 
No Refuge Here: A First Look at Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This report focuses on ways to improve the international community’s response to the sexual exploitation and abuse of children by aid workers, peacekeepers and others acting on their behalf in emergencies. The report draws particular attention to the problem of the under-reporting of such abuse and addresses a range of related issues.
 
No One to Turn To: The Under-Reporting of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Aid Workers and Peacekeepers

This booklet introduces a new approach to helping victims of sexual violence. This approach, called the victim-centered “Sex Offender Containment Model”, may be a significant change in the way some of you do your advocacy work. It uses a multidisciplinary team approach to working with probation and parole, law enforcement, treatment providers, and others on a Sex Offender Containment Team.

Through this report, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) shares its experience inproviding medical care, counselling and other forms of support to thousandsof 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 

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