Sexual assault

Sexual assault

A population at risk

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Judith Elizabeth Pilowsky
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres (UK)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling

The aims of the havens are to provide both excellent holistic care for sexual assault and gold standard evidence collection. The havens are jointly funded by the Metropolitan Police and the 31 NHS Primary Care Trusts in London. They also offer specialised and accredited education and training focusing on victim care.

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United Kingdom

Where Is your line? Interactive video and summary of sexual assault survey

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English
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Online
Video
Publisher: 
The Havens
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
United Kingdom

An interactive video that forms part of The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres ‘Where is Your Line’ survey. The video encourages young people to think around their sexual behaviour, consent and the law.  Viewers watch the video and learn about where they would draw the line, on You Tube. The summary that follows includes the results of the survey.

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Voices of our sisters in spirit: a report to families and communities

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English
Translated Title: 
Les voix de nos soeurs par l'esprit : un rapport aux familles et aux communautés
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Paper
Online
Edition: 
Second edition
Publisher: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Summarizes information gained through interviews with participating families about their missing or murdered loved ones, as well as demographic and statistical research. The interviews use a story telling methodology based on a life cycle approach to share the life stories of these Aboriginal women and girls. The investment of family members and NWAC staff in building authentic and sincere relationships adheres to the ethical requirements of conducting research in an Aboriginal context. The life stories are placed within the broader framework of other work conducted through the Sisters In Sprit initiative and serve to confirm conclusions based on other research, illustrate common themes, inform policy recommendations and identify future directions for further investigation.

The Sisters In Spirit initiative is a multi-year research, education and policy initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. The initiative is designed to address the disturbing numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Clinical management of rape survivors

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English
Translated Title: 
Gestion clinique des victimes de viol
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Paper
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for use by qualified health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The guide includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped.

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ISBN: 978 92 4 159857 6

Guidelines for gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings

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English
Translated Title: 
Directives en vue d’interventions contre la violence basée sur le sexe dans les situations de crise humanitaire
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Online
Publisher: 
Inter-agency Standing Committee
Publication Date: 
2005

Describes how to prevent and respond to the sexual violence against women and girls that worsens during armed conflicts.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

Builds the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families, and society. Informs the community about available resources for services, education and training, documents the problem of sexual assault/abuse in the city, analyzes city system policy and its effect on survivors, improves systems through advocacy, educates the public, disseminates information, serves as a clearinghouse, represents the needs of NYC sexual assault/abuse survivors, links with other organizations to advance their agenda, initiates and supports research on relevant issues.

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 229-0345
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
contact-us@svfreenyc.org
Fax Number: 
(212) 229-0676
Street Address: 
32 Broadway Suite 1101
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10004
Country: 
USA

Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

Factsheet that explains why rapes often occur in the aftermath of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.

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No safe place: sexual assault in the lives of homeless women

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Lisa Goodman
Publisher: 
National Online Resource Center on Violence against Women
Publication Date: 
2006

Describes the cycle of sexual violence that homeless women are caught in, and recommends how to respond to homeless women’s needs and to break this cycle of violence.

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Sexual violence in conflict settings and the risk of HIV: information sheet

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English
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Paper
Online
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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Edition: 
Information Bulletin Series, Number 2
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2004

In conflict situations, women and girls are at greatly increased risk of physical and sexual violence. This information sheet presents where and how violence against women and HIV/AIDS intersect in conflict settings and the opportunities to address violence against women and HIV/AIDS in conflict settings.

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