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Halloween Can Be Complicated: Remember Self Care

Like many holidays, Halloween can be a triggering time for survivors. This holiday also poses unique risks and barriers when it comes to preventing sexual violence. This isn’t just due to the fact that Halloween parties and gatherings may create environments with increased rates of sexual assaults and harassment, but it is also due to trauma triggers such as dark lighting, fearful screams, obscuring masks, and graphic and violent imagery that are hallmarks of this time of year.

Implications Of COVID-19 for the Prevention of and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Policy Brief:  The Coronavirus pandemic is dramatically impacting all aspects of the work being carried out by the United Nations. The purpose of this paper is to outline a number of policy and operational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevention of and response to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). This analysis by the Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict is based on ongoing consultations with field practitioners, including Women Protection Advisers in United Nations peace operations, UN country offices, and civil society partners.

100 School Districts: A Call to Action for School Districts Across the Country to Address Sexual Harassment Through Inclusive Policies and Practices

"Schools are often the first places where people experience sexual harassment. But few students report it, and those who come forward are often ignored, disbelieved, or even punished by their schools. The 100 School Districts project is based on the principle that schools can be sites of transformative change when responding to and preventing sexual harassment. If you are a student, educator, or community member who wants to learn more about how to make schools safer for students, this resource is for you. Together, we can create a better world for all students."

Sexual Violence and Oppression Infographic Emily Bigger Thu, 08/13/2020

Certain groups of people experience sexual violence at higher rates. We’ve all read or heard this type of statement before, right? We know that sexual violence is inextricably tied to oppression, but how do we communicate effectively about this? Learn more with this infographic.

Publish Date

August 2020

Risk and Protective Factors

This infographic highlights the connections between risk and protective factors and social determinants of health at the various levels of the social ecology, and can be used to link sexual violence prevention with anti-oppression and related public health issues in order to create more effective change.

Publish Date

April 2019