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The NSVRC collects information and resources to assist those working to prevent sexual violence and to improve resources, outreach and response strategies. This page lists resources on this website that have been developed by NSVRC staff.

We Can Build Online Safe Spaces campaign poster for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021. For best graphic quality, download the PDF and then print it out.

We Can Build Online Safe Spaces campaign poster for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021. For best graphic quality, download the PDF and then print it out.

In the final episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Yolanda Edrington, Louie Marven, and Mo Lewis discuss what they learned during the series, what touched their hearts, and how their perspectives have shifted. Participants: Yolanda Edrington, NSVRC Director  Louie Marven, NSVRC Training Specialist Mo Lewis, NSVRC Prevention Specialist

Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread. This proclamation is a clear declaration to join advocates and communities across the country in taking action to prevent sexual violence.

          April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in this episode, we’re exploring this year’s campaign, We Can Build Safe Online Spaces. Listen as NSVRC’s Susan Sullivan explains why 2021 was the right year for this campaign, provides an overview of new resources that allow you to easily host an online SAAM event, and shares other ways you can get involved and make a difference during SAAM. Participants Susan Sullivan, NSVRC Prevention Campaign Specialist Megan Thomas, NSVRC Communications Specialist

The terms “safe space” and “brave space” are used often in the movement to end sexual violence, but each has their limitations and drawbacks. So, inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, the North Carolina Coalition to End Sexual Assault (NCCASA) proposed a new framework called Emergent Space that would create spaces of growth, learning, and sharing of marginalized experiences. In the sixth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, listen as NSVRC’s Louie Marven talks with NCCASA’s Montia Daniels, Shareen El Naga, and Chris Croft about

Sexual assault, abuse, and harassment can be risk factors for homelessness, and homelessness is a risk factor for experiencing rape or sexual assault. Both sexual violence and homelessness are the result of historical and structural oppression, with Black individuals, other people of color, and Indigenous individuals experiencing both homelessness and sexual violence at much higher rates. This webinar will dig into how sexual violence coalitions could use Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to benefit sexual violence survivors.  To learn more about sexual violence and housing see

At least three women have reported sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as political leaders across the country face similar claims of inappropriate behavior. It is unacceptable to tolerate and excuse sexual harassment and discrimination in politics. Our leaders have the opportunity and responsibility to help support survivors and further the prevention movement in a constructive way. Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem, especially for women. One in two women (49%) and nearly one in five men (18%) have been sexually touched in an unwelcome way (Kearl, 2019). Sexual

In the fifth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, NSVRC’s Laura Palumbo talks with Tonjie Reese, a Detroit native, preventionist, storyteller, and creative, about why media literacy is so important and how to shift our approaches to prevention during this pandemic. Participants Laura Palumbo, NSVRC Tonjie Reese, eleven24

Join advocates, activists, survivors, and supporters who are getting involved in 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April on Instagram. Daily prompts encourage creative ways for you to raise awareness, educate, and connect with others — plus you can win prizes along the way.