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Examining Uber’s Use of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy and the Development of Uber’s United States Safety Report

This report outlines an assessment of Uber’s integration of the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy into its system of receiving and accurately categorizing reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault from users of its platform. Uber’s approach to using these data in the development of their 2019 United States Safety Report is also assessed.

Chad Sniffen Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:36

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Releases Data on Rape-Related Pregnancy in the US

These talking points cover the key highlights from a 2018 study “Rape-Related Pregnancy and Association with Reproductive Coercion in the U.S.” that provides nationally representative inf...

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The Resource Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 edition ofThe Resource looks at the wide range of prevention activities happening all across the country! Opening with tips from Berkeley Media Studies Group on how to effectively communicate about prevention, this issue also includes:

  • Four winners of RALIANCE's first-ever Honors Awards
  • A spotlight on the Women's Coalition of St. Croix's innovative new radio drama
  • A milestone marking ten years of the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI)\
  • A tool connecting American Indian and Alaska Native survivors with services

We also take a look back at the success of this year's #30DaysofSAAM Instagram contest and asked advocates what changes they've seen since in their own programs #MeToo went viral. Lastly, check out four recent additions to NSVRC's library.

Sexual Violence and Opioids - Annotated Bibliography

  This annotated bibliography explores research from 2009 to 2019 on the relationship between opioid use and sexual victimization.

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Taxonomy & Transparency Workshop Update

This document is a follow-up to a Taxonomy & Transparency Workshop hosted on March 5, 2019, in San Francisco, California, by Uber for representatives of a variety of companies. It contains lessons learned by Uber from implementing the Sexual Misconduct and Violence Taxonomy developed by NSVRC and the Urban Institute, and is split into two parts that give deep views of elements necessary for implementing the Taxonomy in a corporate context at scale:

  • Why a scaled classification audit function is crucial to ensuring accurate, repeatable external reporting of safety incident data based on strong internal alignment on the definition of Taxonomy terms
  • Training examples similar to those in use by Uber teams to classify incidents based on the Sexual Misconduct and Assault Taxonomy, and the importance of auditing safety incident data to ensure accurate, repeatable reporting.

Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative Timeline

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Strengthening Services

This handout is a companion piece to a recorded conversation between two state/national program directors as they talk about trauma-informed supervision—and what that looks like for suppo...

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