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The Importance of Language Access

Our Views on Language Access

Language access is an essential part of ensuring no survivor is left out of conversations of healing, support, and prevention. Language justice, the right of survivors to communicate in the language that is most comfortable for them, is necessary for changing systems and social norms that will ultimately prevent the root causes of sexual violence. Language access is the act of enacting that right by offering inclusive services.

Why is visualizing data vital to sexual violence prevention? Part 2

We are continuing to explore lessons learned by participants from our effective data visualization training series we conducted with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen. I interviewed a few training participants to hear about how their data storytelling has shifted and the larger impacts they’ve experienced.

I had the opportunity to connect with Erin Chambers, Visual Communications Designer from the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) to learn how data storytelling is evolving for state coalition staff.

Why is visualizing data vital to sexual violence prevention? Part 1

When the pandemic hit and we weren’t able to meet in person like we usually do with our Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) partners, we realized we needed a new plan.  Part of the new plan included a fantastic partnership with Dr. Stephanie Evergreen to conduct a series of virtual trainings on effective data visualization. These trainings have forever changed the way we tell our prevention stories.

Self-Study Plan: Introduction to Data Visualization (Beginner) NSVRC Mon, 01/10/2022

This self-study guide, which is a part of the Evaluation Toolkit, provides an introduction to data visualization. It includes up to 8 hours of online training options and resources. This beginner level plan will assist learners in understanding the principles of how to present data effectively.

Assessing Our Capacity for Serving Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

Sexual assault advocates and rape crisis centers can use this self-assessment tool to reflect on your current work serving men who have had unwanted sexual experiences. The tool offers reflection questions related to individual and organizational capacity to serve male survivors. This resource is part of Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence.