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Aug 23, 2021
Lea esto en español The COVID-19 pandemic has shown more clearly the established trends and patterns of trafficking, which have been in place since 1950, along with new ways to traffic people via the internet. Trafficking, like other underground crimes, are difficult to understand fully. Since the pandemic, the demand for victims has ramped up to meet growing demand and increased vulnerability. Although California has the highest number of persons trafficked per year due to its population (followed by Texas and Florida), Nevada has the highest trafficking per capita. Urban cities
Aug 23, 2021
La Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito (UNODC) publicó un informe de alerta roja explicando el empeoramiento de las tendencias del tráfico y explotación sexual durante la pandemia de la COVID-19. Investigaciones recientes indican que la COVID-19 ha incrementado la tasa de incidencia de tráfico sexual por un 40%, no sólo globalmente sino también en EEUU. El tráfico de seres humanos es una de las industrias financieramente más lucrativas de crimen ilegal en el mundo. Los traficantes no sólo se han beneficiado de la desesperación financiera que la pandemia ha causado, sino
Aug 23, 2021
Lea esto en español The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a red alert report explaining a worsening sex-trafficking and exploitation trend during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent research has indicated that COVID-19 has increased the incident rate of sex trafficking by 40%, not just in globally but in the USA as well. As the trafficking of human beings is one of the most financially lucrative illegal crime industries in the world, traffickers have not only benefited off of the financial desperation the pandemic has caused, but also
Aug 23, 2021
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health. Not only are we still dealing with a public health crisis, but we are also in the midst of a mental health crisis. In particular, the financial, emotional, and social stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbated for communities of color, who are also dealing with the compounding effects of systemic racism. At NSVRC, we focus a lot on health equity, which our partners at Prevention Institute define as “everyone [having] a fair and just opportunity to attain their full health potential and that no
Aug 12, 2021
We’ve released a lot of new tools over the past year to support advocates in their work with male survivors of sexual assault. We want you to use these tools for individual and collective learning, so we designed a sample curriculum.  The curriculum is organized around the Working with Male Survivors online toolkit, especially the assessment tool Assessing Our Capacity for Serving Male Survivors of Sexual Violence. The curriculum has six sessions.  Each of the middle four sessions call for participants to start by completing reflection prompts and questions. The sessions then go on
Aug 10, 2021
New York Gov. Cuomo Resigns Following Findings of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Against Victims After 11 survivors came forward reporting sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that he will resign. Those survivors’ statements were captured in a thorough investigation by the Office of State Attorney General Letitia James, leading to a public outcry for the governor’s resignation. PCAR and NSVRC stand by the survivors that came forward to tell their story and withstood public victim-blaming from the governor’s office. We know these survivors
Aug 04, 2021
Athletes have oftentimes given us tales of triumph and victory. Small children look to these people as something to aspire to. Olympians are no exception. This year’s Olympics have brought forth triumph and tragedy in a time that still doesn’t feel right, but somewhat offers a glimpse of normalcy. With this in mind, I have chosen some encouraging children’s books that highlight stories of strength and persistence. I have also chosen some resources to help children recognize their feelings. As we have seen through these games, athletes are human too and deal with the same emotions that adults
Jul 06, 2021
July 6, 2021                                                                                                                                                          Laura Palumbo, Communications Director National
Jun 30, 2021
We are outraged, disheartened, frustrated, and hurt on behalf of all survivors following the decision rendered today by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the appeal of Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.   Today’s decision reflects the vast challenges survivors face when they share their experiences of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in search of justice through the criminal legal system. Far too often, multiple victims must come forward before sexual assault allegations are taken seriously. Cosby will be released because of a technical legal
Jun 28, 2021
I often use this space to write about celebrations or days of recognition within the field that also highlight library resources. This post is going to be a bit different as I get to announce that the NSVRC/PCAR Library collection has just reached 50,000 unique titles!  During my 10 years with this library collection, I have had the privilege of watching it grow from 25,000 to where we are today. Our library has become a known resource center that prides itself in the number of scholarly journals and articles it possesses, outstanding audiovisual materials, the latest in published books