Human trafficking, at its most basic level, is the exploitation of a person’s vulnerability to gain something of value. When we look at marginalized communities, vulnerabilities increase exponentially.
The past two years have been a period of rapid change. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, NSVRC has been paying keen attention to the ways in which the pandemic has impacted not only survivors, but also service providers, advocates, activists, and communities at large. In remaining loyal to the importance of showcasing community members’ voices and not speaking on their behalf, the following guest blog series explores the different narratives within the social justice community and community working to end sexual violence.
This guide draws from research, reporting, and the lived experiences of survivors to explore the connections between sexual violence and disasters, the inequities that shape them both, the lessons to be learned from the resilience of survivors and their communities, and opportunities for all of us to prevent sexual violence before, during, and after disasters.
You are not alone. Even in disasters, help is available.
Disasters require us to re-imagine our work and how we serve survivors.
Learn how to prepare your organizations in case of a disaster.
The support of caring friends and family members can make a world of difference for survivors.
Our new resource collection shares opportunities to prevent sexual violence before, during, and after disasters.
Learn how to strengthen your community organizing efforts both in and out of disasters.