I wrote this blog 18 months after the SARS-CoV2 virus landed with an American passenger in Washington state. In March 2020, the virus was declared a pandemic, and the world went into quarantine. For some people, this was a welcome respite from their daily commute and a chance to spend more time with family.
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.
Disasters require us to re-imagine our work and how we serve survivors.
Learn how to prepare your organizations in case of a disaster.
Learn how to strengthen your community organizing efforts both in and out of disasters.
A resource containing lessons learned from sexual assault services programs with comparatively high percentages of male survivors served with that funding stream. This resource is part of Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence.
Eight Step Advocacy Plan for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Guide for Rural Dual/Multi-Service Advocates
Eight Step Advocacy Plan for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Survivors of Sexual Assault:
A Guide by Leah Green, with Peggy Chicoine, Stephanie Mathis, and Jennifer Upah-Kyes for Rural Dual/Multi-Service Advocates
This guide for new sexual assault advocates features core knowledge and skills for supporting survivors.