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Abr 22, 2024
Longtime advocate and subject matter expert on the prevention of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment will lead the National Sexual Violence Resource Center HARRISBURG, PA—The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today that Jennifer Grove will be the new Chief Operating Officer of Respect Together's national division, NSVRC. Grove will replace former NSVRC COO Yolanda Edrington, who was named Chief Executive Officer of Respect Together last December.  Formerly NSVRC’s Prevention Director, Grove has led the organization’s national prevention work for nearly two
Abr 18, 2024
Support Survivors around the country for #SAAM2024 April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)! This year's theme is "Building Connected Communities." The campaign uplifts the role of inclusive, equitable, and connected communities in reducing sexual abuse, assault, and harassment.   Last year, we hosted the first SAAM Day of Giving and deeply appreciated our community's generous support. This year, in honor of #SAAM2024, we are hosting the SAAM Day of Giving again. NSVRC, as a primary division of Respect Together, is working to disrupt the driving forces behind sexual violence to
Abr 16, 2024
Honorees include advocates, journalists, survivors, lawmakers, and more HARRISBURG, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today 28 recipients of its 2024 Visionary Voice Awards. These honorees represent a wide range of disciplines from across the country and were selected for their outstanding work toward preventing sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. This year’s recipients include Rachel de Leon, an Emmy-winning reporter and producer whose Netflix documentary Victim/Suspect explores how survivors report to police only to be charged with false reporting;
Abr 15, 2024
As we reflect on the #SAAM2024 theme, we recognize that to build connected communities we must work in solidarity with others. Here is a sneak peek at data from NSVRC’s 2024 National Strengths and Needs Assessment. Organizations working to prevent sexual violence at the community-level must learn what issues are important to community members and find ways to partner with others to address connected needs. Prevention research highlights the potential for prevention strategies and approaches that address multiple forms of violence (Dills et al., 2019). We have seen some notable changes in how
Abr 15, 2024
By Emma Halper, Joan Tabachnick, and Rachel King   Where is the guidance for conversations about concerning sexual behavior among college students? Where are the conversations about a wide range of sexual behaviors, intentions, motivations, and situations? While there are no easy answers to such complex student interactions, there is a piece of the puzzle that has been missing from our conversations. This new NSVRC resource Let’s Talk dives into these complex situations and offers concrete information about how to talk to a friend or peer when you are concerned about their behaviors. It
Mar 28, 2024
Supporters are invited to participate on social media and share a photo wearing teal on the April 2nd “Day of Action” HARRISBURG, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) commemorates the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April with their “Building Connected Communities” campaign. The campaign uplifts the role of inclusive, equitable, and connected communities in reducing sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Community is an integral part of all our lives, and the health and well-being of our communities shape our lives. During this month-long campaign, NSVRC
Mar 18, 2024
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a time for survivors, advocates, and allies to come together, spread awareness, and promote the prevention of sexual violence. This year, our campaign “Building Connected Communities” emphasizes that creating environments free of sexual violence is only possible when we approach the issue on a community level. College campuses are an excellent place to commemorate SAAM as it is an opportunity to transform campus culture and increase awareness about sexual violence. Faculty, professors, Title IX offices, public safety, student media, and everyday
Mar 06, 2024
Safe, affordable, and stable housing is an important protective factor against both sexual violence perpetration and victimization. For SAAM 2024  we are focusing on building connected communities to prevent sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Housing instability can affect anyone in our community, but especially those who have had trauma or violence as part of their life history. As such, we must address all abuses of power to prevent homelessness, trauma, and  sexual violence -- in our relationships, communities, and society. In 2023, alongside the continued global pandemic,
Feb 13, 2024
El mes de concientización sobre la agresión sexual (SAAM) resalta el hecho de que la violencia sexual es un asunto generalizado y afecta a todas las personas en la comunidad. SAAM busca concientizar a la población acerca de la violencia sexual e informar a las comunidades sobre cómo prevenirla. El tema central del mes de concientización sobre la agresión sexual 2024 es "Estableciendo comunidades conectadas", una campaña que nos ayuda a disminuir la probabilidad de que ocurran incidentes de abuso, agresión y acoso sexual en nuestras comunidades. Debemos esforzarnos por crear comunidades
Feb 07, 2024
Disclaimer: We use "Deepfake pornography" as a term to describe a form of image-based sexual abuse. Not all forms of pornography are consensually made, and all non-consensually made/distributed pornography is a sexual violation that has no place on the internet.   Taylor Swift is one of the most famous and influential women on the planet. Her music has reached many people around the globe, particularly girls and women. Her high-profile status has recently opened up a much-needed public conversation about about how AI and image-based sexual abuse disproportionately impacts and harms women