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Sexual Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of sexual violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. 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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May 2012
This report discusses the experiences of immigrant farmworkers in the United States with a range of sexually violent behaviors. The report suggests that these experiences are common, reporting is limited, and the involvement of a victim advocate may increase reporting.
Authors: Human Rights Watch
Spring 2010
How does one begin doing prevention amongst migrant workers? What issues have to be considered? With the inherent mobility amongst migrant workers, how can prevention be consistent and effective?
Authors: Sexual Assault Prevention Resource Center
2010
This information packet addresses issues related to responding to and supporting immigrants who have experienced sexual violence.
Authors: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
2007
This bulletin provides information about sexual violence against migrant farm workers in the US, risk factors and barriers, legal rights, and highlights the outreach and advocacy efforts of the Latino Program of Survivors, Inc. in Adams County, PA.
Authors: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
2003
Examines the relationship between Canada-US-Mexico in the effort to combat trafficking across borders with a focus on the increased vulnerability to trafficking that migrant workers suffer as a result of strengthened post-9/11 US immigration policies.
Authors: GAATW Working Paper