Sexual Violence: Prevention

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. Materials listed here feature prevention theory and “model” or “promising” programs, curricula, and initiatives. Evaluation materials are provided to help guide evidence-based, cost-effective prevention efforts.

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1999
Additional protocol outlines directions on how state parties should communicate with committees on the elimination of violence against women.
Authors: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
September 1995
The Beijing Platform for Action aims at furthering women’s empowerment and discusses the importance of women in society as key contributors to the economy and combating poverty; includes discussion about the “feminization of poverty.”
Authors: The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women
1979
Adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, CEDAW has been ratified by 187 countries. CEDAW does not explicitly mention VAW, but it defines what constitutes discrimination against women, establishes norms and standards, and obligates states that have ratified the convention to end discrimination against women and girls.
Authors: United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights
1989
Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines the rights that are afforded to minors under the age of eighteen. Information about protective services are included.
Authors: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
1999
This coloring book has 32 great pages for children to color and learn about human rights. The text is provided in both English and Spanish. The final page indicates that "everybody has the right to peace at home."
Authors: Peace at Home
March 2006
This resource discusses protecting the rights of children and adolescents during disaster situations as vital to securing human rights globally.
Authors: Stephanie Delaney
2011
This booklet provides an Anti-Racist Organizational Development Toolkit for LGBTQ equality groups and activists. Incorporating these organizational practices can help to address root causes of sexual violence.
Authors: Basic Rights Education Fund
This article provides examples of elementary and preschools that are going beyond 'conflict resolution' to teach positive social behavior to children. Highlights promising programs such as Peace Camps and PeaceBuilders.
Authors: Claudia Miller
1948
Adopted in 1948 by 58 member states of the United Nations, UDHR defines human rights as fundamental to all human beings and requires governments to take actions to protect human rights of all beings.
Authors: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Winter 2011
This newsletter focuses on youth-led sexual violence prevention efforts. It includes spotlights on various programs and a discussion of oppression as a root cause of sexual violence.
Authors: Sexual Assault Prevention Resource Center