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The first section of the guide outlines existing laws that provide domestic violence victims (and in some states, victims of sexual assault and stalking) time off from work to address the violence in their lives and/or that protect victims from employment discrimination related to the violence. The second section outlines proposed legislation on this topic. Each of these sections is further divided into those laws or bills specific to domestic violence (and, where applicable, sexual violence and stalking) and those laws or bills that relate to crime victims more generally.
 Employment Rights For Victims Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence

This study was originally conducted in 2000 and was updated in 2006. It evaluated access to emergency contraception for rape victims in Pennsylvania emergency rooms.
Emergency Contraception Services for Rape Victims in Pennsylvania Hospitals

This two-page fact sheet provides information on what emergency contraception is and countries that are currently making it available.
 
Emergency Contraception in the Americas

This joint Statement is a call to all States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women. It also calls on those bodies and communities to develop, strengthen, and support specific and concrete actions directed towards ending female genital mutilation.
 
Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An Interagency Statement

This position statement by the Alianza Latina en Contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), (Latina Alliance Against Sexual Aggression) defines the challenges faced by Latina survivors and advocates and presents recommendations for eliminating barriers.
 
Eliminating Barriers to Services for Latina survivors of Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

This article focuses on the trafficking trade originating in Ukraine. It examines the scope of the problem, the factors that create a climate ripe for trafficking, the methods traffickers use, and the people who profit from the trade in women and girls. It concludes with some strategies to address the problem of trafficking and discusses the role that policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement officers in the United States can play.

The Natasha Trade: Transnational Sex Trafficking

Among the findings of this report was that 1.8 million of the 22.3 million U.S. adolescents (ages 12-17) have been victims of a serious sexual assault.

The Prevalence and Consequences of Child Victimization: Summary of a Research Study

This VAWnet Applied Research document describes current research findings on the effects of childhood and adulthood sexual victimization on women’s mental health.
The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

This report provides an overview of results from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Two important findings are that "adverse childhood experiences are vastly more common than recognized or acknowledged and have a powerful relation to adult health a half-century later."
The Relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences to Adult Health: Turning Gold Into Lead

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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