| National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Skip to main content
Get Help Escape


Jun 24, 2022
When the pandemic hit and we weren’t able to meet in person like we usually do with our Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) partners, we realized we needed a new plan.  Part of the new plan included a fantastic partnership with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen to conduct a series of virtual trainings on effective data visualization. These trainings have forever changed the way we tell our prevention stories. To help us share some of the key lessons we learned, I gathered stories from a few training participants to share how their data storytelling has shifted and the larger impacts they’ve
Jun 16, 2022
June 19, 1865 is a day that is held in high regards for this country, but more importantly for Black people who have come before, those in today’s society, and those who will come in the future. NSVRC/PCAR are proud to recognize Juneteenth with the knowledge that racism and anti-Black racism is the root cause of sexual violence. I encourage everyone to check out the blog PCAR/NSVRC are proud to honor Juneteenth to learn more. Although Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, for the Black community, it represents something far more important. I wanted to share some fabulous resources we recently
Jun 14, 2022
PCAR/NSVRC are proud to honor Juneteenth. Juneteenth recognizes the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. The day officially became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021. Racism, specifically anti-Black racism, is a root cause of sexual violence. Harmful beliefs that view other groups as lesser — like sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, and racism —feed into the inequity and abuse that underscore all forms of sexual violence. In order to prevent sexual violence, we must acknowledge and take steps to undo the systemic ways anti
Jun 13, 2022
Spanish (Español) Niños saludables con el apoyo familiaren español Guia de recursos para salir del closet Aprendiendo el Vocabulario de identidades transgénero ¿Y Ahora Que?  Acogiendo Su Familiar Transgénero HRC Recursos en Español Servicio de Información Legal en Español The Source LGBTQ en Español Glosario de términos LGBT para equipos de atención a la salud Guías de conversación LGBTQ Recursos para la Prevención del Suicidio y el Bienestar de la Comunidad LGBTQ+ Apoyo a jóvenes LGBTQ+: una guía para padres y madres de crianza Cuidados culturalmente competentes a pacientes mayores
Jun 13, 2022
This resource hub is designed to guide individual communities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella in accessing help, information, research, or support. Please note that we are not affiliated with, nor do we endorse, any of the below recommendations.  Find LGBT Community Center in the CenterLink Directory  See our list of non-English PRIDE Resources   Deaf and Hard of Hearing:             Organizations to Know:  Gallaudet’s LGBTQA Resource Center RIT/NTID’s Q Center Deaf and Hard of Hearing – The DC Center for
Jun 02, 2022
I recently had the immense privilege of speaking to five Black movement leaders about their experiences of anti-Blackness in the movement to end gender based violence and steps we can take to create a movement that is inclusive of Black workers and survivors.  For organizations striving to serve as allies and accomplices to Black communities, these five podcasts are a tool to better understand how they can fulfill their commitments and create a movement that addresses gender-based violence against all people while following the lead of the most marginalized among us.  These
May 03, 2022
A recent Mother Jones article discussed what many have known to be true for a long time: that racism - Anti-Blackness, specifically - exists and persists in our movement to end sexual violence. The article, How the Mainstream Movement Against Gender-Based Violence Fails Black Workers and Survivors, written by Madison Pauly, captures the lived experiences of several Black colleagues. We thank them for sharing their experiences and truths. We uplift and support what they have said. We also acknowledge that there are many more voices and stories of racism in the movement. We see ourselves in
Apr 30, 2022
The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the creation of online travel communities. With that, new worries and concerns about safety have arisen- specifically for women, trans folks, LGBTQIA+, Black, Muslim and other marginalized and historically oppressed communities. Before sites like AirBnb allowed hosts to rent out their home to travelers, the most popular travel community was Couchsurfing- a platform in which local hosts allowed travelers a bed or couch to host them during their stay. Although the community was designed to push back against the expensive hotel industry and
Apr 22, 2022
The teal is out, the events have been planned, and the 2022 SAAM campaign is in full swing. With the theme of Building Safe Online Spaces Together, I wanted to highlight some fantastic resources that are held within the NSVRC/PCAR Library collection. My hope is that folks can potentially use these and our many other resources to enhance the campaigns that centers and organizations have worked tirelessly to execute. Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf: A Digital Citizenship Story by Teresa Bateman introduces us to a furry stranger named Rolf. Rolf asks Mitzi questions about her name, where she
Apr 21, 2022
April is the month we highlight our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign; however it is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). The issues of sexual violence and child abuse, have many connections. Both are part of overarching experiences of harm that contribute to the continued reproduction of trauma and oppression in society and across generations. Child Abuse Prevention Month has been commemorated every April since 1979, and is a time of recognition for the current issues affecting the safety, happiness, and wellness of children across the world. It is also a