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Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual Assault

Helping Industries to Classify Reports of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Sexual AssaultThis report describes the work of a joint project between the NSVRC and the Urban Institute, in which a team of staff from both agencies developed an improved taxonomy (a system of categorization) for reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault received by Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber), from users of Uber's ride-sharing and other app-driven services. This improved taxonomy helps Uber to more effectively categorize reports of these sexually violent experiences, which in turn helps Uber to better determine the most appropriate outreach and ultimate action taken in response to each report.

The report also discusses the implications of this improved taxonomy for Uber's creation of transparency reports for sexual violence, and ways that this taxonomy and its method of development can improve similar efforts in other businesses and industries.

Responding to Survivors with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview for Sexual Assault Advocates

This guide was developed for local rape crisis advocates who may be asked to work with a survivor with autism.  It is a brief primer on autism, how persons who have autism may respon...

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Planning media relations throughout the year

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, provides a brief calendar of holidays, anniversaries, and other observances that can be used as angles for talking about prevention.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:51

Contributing to news coverage

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, explains how to use editorial pages, opinion pieces, and letters to the editor to bring attention to issues related to sexual violence prevention. It also includes a sample letter to the editor.

Preparing for an interview

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for and complete an interview with a member of the media.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:34
Introduction to the Media relations toolkit

This resource, part of the Media relations toolkit, makes the case for partnering with the media and provides additional resources for working with journalists.

Emily Bigger Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:30

Media relations toolkit

This resource is comprised of tools to help build relationships with journalists and inform news coverage about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Tools include an Introduction, Preparing for an interview, Writing a press release to create news, Crafting a media advisory to engage journalists, Contributing to news coverage, Planning media relations throughout the year, and Reusing the news.

The toolkit is a companion piece to Moving toward prevention: Reframing sexual violence.