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COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Overview with the Veteran's Health Administration JL Heinze Tue, 02/16/2021

Research has shown relationship conflict and/or abuse may occur and escalate during times of crisis (like the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19). In response to COVID-19 and its impact on IPV, the VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) released a print material & social media campaign to address the unique circumstances faced by those who are at heightened risk due to IPV.

Housing, Homelessness, and Sexual Violence - Annotated Bibliography Emily Bigger Thu, 06/04/2020

This annotated bibliography highlights research articles documenting studies on the relationship between sexual violence, housing, and homelessness. The bibliography summarizes studies published between 2010 – 2020 on sexual violence experienced at different stages of the lifespan by people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability.

Department of Defense 2014 Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

This report includes information on the top indicators of progress made by the department of defense to improve sexual assault prevention and response. It includes information on efforts to engage military leaders, take the experiences of victims into account, and the rates of incidence, prevalence and reporting. 

Publish Date

2014

Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Defense Report on Substantiated Incidents of Sexual Harassment in the Armed Forces

This is the 2013 report from the Department of Defense on the number of substantiated incidents of sexual harassment in the U.S. military. The DoD 2012 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Service Members found that many service members who reported sexual assaults also reported that the perpetrators sexually harassed them before the assault.

Read the report.

Battle for Benefits: VA Discrimination Against Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

This report discusses the process of obtaining VA disability benefits for the enduring mental health effects of military sexual trauma (MST) and the challenges and discrimination faced by veterans. The report was developed by the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) with assistance by the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Publish Date

2013