The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the creation of online travel communities. With that, new worries and concerns about safety have arisen- specifically for women, trans folks, LGBTQIA+, Black, Muslim and other marginalized and historically oppressed communities.
This summary highlights key findings and prevention implications from the CDC's sexual violence survey data published in the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) 2016/2017 Report on Sexual Violence.
A majority of female victims of completed or attempted rape first experienced such victimization early in life, with 81.3% (nearly 20.8 million victims) reporting that it first occurred prior to age 25.
Approximately 1 in 5 (21.3% or an estimated 25.5 million) women in the U.S. reported completed or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated completed penetration. About 2.6% of U.S. men (an estimated 2.8 million) experienced completed or attempted rape victimization in their lifetime.
Most female victims of completed rape (79.6%) experienced their first rape before the age of 25; 42.2% experienced their first completed rape before the age of 18 years.
Nearly one in three women globally experience violence according to a new report from the World Health Organization.
We highlight two children’s books and two adult non-fiction books to help recognize Women’s History Month.
Global Rights for Women provides an array of publications and virtual panels in service to their goal of ending violence against women and girls.
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Casa de Esperanza has created a Google Spreadsheet called the "COVID-19 Resource Library" which provides a bilingual virtual library on resources in Spanish and Indigenous Languages.
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Mittal & Singh explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted gender-based violence in India.
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