What America owes women right now.
Victims often fear they won’t be believed, or will be blamed themselves, says a psychologist who has long studied the issue.
One of the two recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is a survivor named Nadia Murad. The other winner is Denis Mukwege, the gynecologist who founded Panzi Hospital, which treats and supports girls and women brutalized by sexual violence in Congo. The Nobel committee recognized their advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence.
Some common reasons for doubt, like a long delay before speaking out or a hazy recall of some details, are exactly what experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.
This year, the conversation began with a Supreme Court nominee. Last year, it was a Hollywood producer. The year before that, the man who would become president.
Ignorance of how memory works is a major reason why sexual assault is the easiest violent crime to get away with, across our country and around the world.
As a response to the #MeToo era, and in particular, the allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the political arena, a non-partisan panel of female lawmakers hopes to rewrite the rules of the workplace.
The issue transcends national borders and class boundaries to touch the lives of roughly 33 percent of all women worldwide.
Being a victim of sexual assault or of sexual harassment in the workplace can do more than crush a young soul and stunt a rising career. New research finds that the experience of sexual violence or intimidation can take a toll on women’s physical and mental health years later, at a crucial juncture.
For all the frequent grumbles about the passivity of most forms of Twitter activism, this was a moment in which the form fit perfectly with the message: The goal of #MeToo, as Milano’s friend told her, was simply to give people a sense of “the magnitude of the problem.”
know what happened at prep school parties in the 1980s. The Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge allegations are upsettingly familiar.
When even those in charge of public safety don’t take sexual assault seriously, victims are going to be very cautious.
A professor who studies teens and sexual violence on the very obvious reason girls don’t report these crimes.
You would think that anyone interested in rape prevention would welcome a new tool that might prevent rapes. But you'd be wrong.
The Hunting Ground,’ a Film About Rape Culture at Colleges.
The cast of GIRLS has a powerful message...
Some people still see rape according to the old cliche: vile men dragging innocent women into dark alleys and then brutalizing them. As we are finally learning, the reality is much more complicated than the conventional-wisdom cartoon.
"Rape is…," a half-hour documentary video, explores the meaning and consequences of rape. This documentary looks at rape from a global and historical perspective, but focuses mainly on the domestic cultural conditions that make this human rights violation the most underreported crime in America.
The issue of sexual assault in the military makes the news periodically, usually in articles with mouth-dropping statistics and official outrage.
From Oscar®-and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
Jordan Johnson surely would have been expelled had he not been a football hero in a football-crazed town.
Some myths are so powerful that they change our perception of reality. Under their influence even the most obvious truths — or crimes — can be rendered invisible. Such as rape.
It's on all of us to stop sexual assault.
NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues, NO MORE is gaining support with Americans nationwide, sparking new conversations about these problems and moving this cause higher on the public agenda.
Yes Means Yes is a groundbreaking new look at rape, edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Friedman and Feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti. Through the anthology — and now this blog — we’re trying to move beyond “no means no” to connect the dots between the shaming and co-option of female sexuality in our culture(s) and some of the ways rape is allowed and encouraged to function.
Our mission is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
Hi, My name is Susie. I'm a survivor of child Sexual Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence. Sadly to say I suffer from its aftermath. Its been a long and difficult journey for me, but I blog to break the silence that keeps me from living a normal life. I blog so that other survivors of rape and domestic violence can hopefully come forward and reclaim their lives. We are not alone. I blog for peace of mind.
Welcome to After Silence, an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors. You are not alone, you are not broken, and you can heal.
Linor Abargil was held captive, stabbed, and raped just before winning the Miss World crown. Ten years later, convinced she is healed, Linor decides to confront her past and reach out to other survivors.
A safe place for survivors of campus rape and assault to share their stories and learn that they are not alone in their experiences.
We are a Pan Canadian group of sexual assault centres who have come together to implement the legal, social and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent, and ultimately eradicate, rape and sexual assault. As feminists we recognize that violence against women is one of the strongest indicators of prevailing societal attitudes towards women. The intent of the Canadian Association is to act as a force for social change regarding violence against women at the individual, the institutional and the political level.
Today CyberAngels is one of the oldest and most respected online safety education programs in the world. Under the leadership of Anthony de Araujo and Katya Gifford, the program has expanded to become a virtual learning community - earning a prominent position among online safety education providers.
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” It is also known as “cyber bullying,” “electronic bullying,” “e-bullying,” “sms bullying,” “mobile bullying,” “online bullying,” “digital bullying,” or “Internet bullying.”
End Child Sexual Abuse. Our programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
Are you a Deaf survivor of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or stalking? DAWN provides crisis intervention services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities.
End Rape on Campus is a national organization providing confidential, complimentary resources to survivors, parents, alumni, and faculty seeking support.
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.
Girlthrive Inc. is the only organization to honor teen girls and young women who have survived incest and all sex abuse through thriverships, opportunity and education.
The purpose of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to help support rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.
Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence. Running on grassroots energy, we educate students across the country about their civil right to education free from sexual violence and harassment while also pushing policy and legislative change on the national level for better federal enforcement of that same right.
Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men.
To institutionalize primary prevention of men’s violence against women through sustained initiatives that generate positive, measurable outcomes in populations throughout the world.
Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
The goal of VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women is to use electronic communication technology to enhance efforts to prevent violence against women and intervene more effectively when it occurs.
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause.
The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
Welcome to the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center website (NVAWPRC). Both this website and the NVAWPRC are sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have designed this website to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.
The Self-Care after Rape series is a set of tips and tricks from a small group of survivors.
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.
The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.
Project Respect is a group of youth and adults who work together to create awareness and dialogue around the issue of sexualized violence by encouraging critical thinking about its root causes - gender expectations and stereotypes, imbalances and abuses of power, and the ongoing colonization of the lands and the systems we live in.
The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault and encourage the act of healing through art.
My journey after being gang raped and being diagnosed with PTSD.
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations.
On this website you will find: information about how to get help if you've experienced sexual violence, including details of your nearest Rape Crisis organisation; information for friends, partners, family and other people supporting or wanting to help a sexual violence survivor; more information about rape and other forms of sexual violence, including reports and stats that might be of use and interest to students, journalists etc.;
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
We see "Rape Is…" as a necessary updating of "Rape Culture" and a new attempt at creating a fundamental change at how we perceive sexual assault.
Sexual assault support for the DoD community.
As The Hunting Ground played in theaters, and was screened at conferences, universities and even at the White House, more and more people wanted to do more than just watch. They wanted to take action and work to stop sexual assault on campus.
See Act Stop is a way for film viewers, coalition partners and other activists to gather, trade notes and — via actions large and small – collectively act to push the general public, policymakers and school officials to see, act to do something to stop these violent acts and reduce their impact.
The goal of this Web site is to provide information and technical assistance to individuals and institutions interested in developing new SANE-SART programs or improving existing ones.
The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) is a community based service committed to providing high quality support and information services to survivors of sexual assault in Southern Tasmania, their carers and support people, professionals, and the general public.
If you've been sexually assaulted, or sexually abused as a child, you're not alone. We are a Canadian sexual abuse resources website.
We provide information for sexual assault and abuse victims, including information on criminal prosecution for sexual offences in Canada.
Since its inception, the SRC has trained over 100,000 professionals who work with victims in all 50 states, two US Territories, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Germany and provided technical assistance to hundreds of communities seeking to enhance their response to stalking.
This site is intended to be a resource to survivors of child sexual abuse, and we hope it can be an aid in your recovery.
The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.