Airport security can be stressful for any traveler, but for some survivors of sexual assault the screening process is a little more sensitive. The following tips can help you navigate airport security to ensure a comfortable start to your trip.
There are many components that help make up a holistic sexual assault response. This Info-graph provides a list of ways your campus can incorporate to make your sexual assault responses more holistic.
Sexual assault can impact a student’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Here is a printable info-graph on ways in which students who have been sexually assaulted can tend to their wellbeing.
When we think of November, we often associate it with Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. But there’s another significant observance we should remember: it’s Native American Heritage Month. This is a time when we honor the vibrant cultures, rich histories, and meaningful contributions of our Native American brethren. Yet, amid the celebration, it’s also crucial to shed light on a heart-wrenching issue that many in these communities face – sexual assault. Imagine this: According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than half of Native American women have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. That’s over twice the rate compared to other races. These aren’t just numbers; they’re people, with families, dreams, and lives that are being devastated. Even more troubling is the fact that over 95% of these cases involve non-native offenders. This means justice is often elusive due to the complex legal status of tribal lands and jurisdictional issues, leaving many victims feeling helpless and unheard. The alarming rates of sexual assault are deeply intertwined with other challenges Native American communities face: poverty, substance abuse, limited access to healthcare, and scarce resources for victim support. These aren’t separate issues; they’re all parts of a complex […]
The average messaging of most anti-violence organizations include some variation on the following: “If you are in immediate danger, call 911.” Embedded in directing a victim of violence to call 911 is a key assumption—that law enforcement will make that person safer. But the headlines regularly feature stories of law enforcement officers accused of abuse: of their own partners, the victims they’re supposed to be helping, and incarcerated survivors of violence. Check out this blog post from NSVRC.
In society, behind the closed doors of countless homes, a silent battle rages on—the fight against domestic violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), observed annually in October, is a poignant reminder that this pervasive issue demands our attention, empathy, and action. It is a time to raise awareness, educate communities, and empower survivors as we strive to create a society free from violence and abuse. This blog post will delve into the significance of DVAM and explore ways to contribute to the important cause. Often hidden from public view, domestic violence refers to a pattern of abusive behaviors one partner uses to gain power and control over another in an intimate relationship. It transcends boundaries of age, gender, race, and socio-economic status, affecting individuals across all walks of life. It encompasses physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse, leaving deep scars that may last a lifetime. Recognizing the complexity of this issue is essential to comprehending the urgency of raising awareness and supporting survivors. The most effective ways to demonstrate impact is through numbers. According to the World Health Organization, globally, an estimated 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner […]
According to a large-scale survey by Vector Solutions, students are significantly more likely to discuss a sexual assault with a peer than with an authority figure on campus. This story delves deeper into the reasons for this phenomenon.
Campus Prevention Network National Insights Report to be used to gather insights to shape conversation around sexual and gender-based violence prevention efforts on campus, to benchmarks institutional progress, and to inspire innovation that may usher forth a brighter future for all students. Download Report
Women and ethnic minorities are at increased risk for campus sexual violence (CSV). Due to inequality, within-group victimization in marginalized communities includes cultural betrayal. Universities commit institutional betrayal (e.g., inadequate prevention) and institutional support (e.g., sensitivity). With a campus climate survey, the purpose of the study is to characterize, by gender, U.S. ethnic minority undergraduates’ CSV, cultural and institutional betrayal, and institutional support. Download Report