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About Sexual Violence

Sexual violence occurs any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity. The range of sexual violence includes rape, incest, child sexual assault, ritual abuse, date and acquaintance rape, statutory rape, marital or partner rape, sexual exploitation, unwanted sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure, human trafficking and voyeurism. Find materials in this area that support effective strategies to end sexual violence.


This area contains information on the development and delivery of safe and appropriate services for people who have experienced sexual violence.

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This area provides resources to support primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention efforts that identify and address factors that perpetuate and increase risk of sexual violence.
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This area highlights interventions and approaches for working with people who commit sexual violence. It includes resources on addressing risk, assessment, management, treatment, and supervision.
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education & awareness

This area includes strategies for raising awareness and increasing community engagement to end sexual violence.

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policy & systems advocacy

This area provides information and tools to assist individuals and their collective(s) working to end sexual violence through public policy and systems change.

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Program Development

This area includes resources to support the work of sexual assault programs regarding nonprofit management, personnel supervision and staff development, coalition-building, and practice standards and policies.
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Population-Specific approaches

The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.
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