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Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP), Final Report

A new report describes findings about unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan. A multidisciplinary team investigated the situation and found a number of effective and sustainable responses and ways to prevent the problem from recurring.

The team found several underlying “risk factors” that contributed to the large quantity of unsubmitted SAKs in Detroit, including:

Reshape: The Complexities of Gendered Frameworks in the Anti-Violence Movement

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Michelle Dixon-Wall discusses the challenges of working within a gendered framework at an anti-violence organization. She discusses barriers that men and boys may have to accessing sexual assault services and programs based on some basic structural practices.

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2014

Reshape: Enhancing Male Outreach Efforts, One Center at a Time

In the January 2014 edition of the Reshape newsletter, Emiliano Diaz de Leon discusses how state coalitions can strategically do outreach to men and boys and increase the capacity of local centers to do the same. He discusses technical assistance approaches, capacity building education ideas, and strategies for raising awareness.

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2014

The role of emerging communication technologies in experiences of sexual violence: A new legal frontier?

This research study discusses the role of communication technologies in sexual violence against young people. It focuses on outcomes in Victoria, Australia. It presents findings on mobile phones and social media, and the role in identifying and grooming potential victims, blackmail and intimation, sexting, harassment, and pornography.

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Mechanism of Action: How do levonorgestrel-only emergency contraceptive pills (LNG ECPs) prevent pregnancy?

This document includes evidence to respond to the question, “How do levonorgestrel-only emergency contraceptive pills (LNG ECPs) prevent pregnancy?” It was created by the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception. In Spanish.

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