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Anti-rape Activism


We have divided the activism section into specific subject areas. Within these pages, you will find forums to unite with other activists and links and resources to support curriculum development and scholarly inquiry . If you know of resources that should be listed but are not, please contact us (resources@rapeis.org).

Please follow the brown colored links below or the links in the menu at left to learn more about:

Rape as a Human Rights Violation - Organizations working to end rape with the guiding belief that all people have the fundamental human right to be free from sexual violence.

Rape on Campus - Campus groups working to raise awareness, take action, provide support and change their campus sexual assault policies.

Taking an Online Course on Violence Against Women

Child Abuse - Links to websites offering advocacy, support and further research

Clergy Abuse - Activist groups working to raise awareness, provide support for victims and demand reform.

Rape and Prostitution - Resources for prostituted women looking to get off the streets and links to pages that challenge common myths about prostitution and sex work.

The International Sex Trade - The UN estimates that over 1 million women and children are trafficked every year and the numbers are on the rise. Learn about what you can do to help raise awareness.

Dating and Marital Violence - Sometimes stopping a rape does not involve fighting off a stranger. Sometimes it's someone you love. In about 85 percent of cases, sexual assaults occur between people who know each other. Links to support resources and strategies for resistance.

Prison Rape - Conservative figures estimate that one in six inmates experiences rape in prison. With over 4 million Americans passing through various levels of incarceration each year, the victim totals are staggering. Links to activism networks and other information on ending this overlooked human rights outrage.

Legal Issues

Police Procedure and Rape

Prevention - Learn about what you can do to protect yourself and empower others. Includes a special section on the role men are playing in rape prevention.

Help in the Medical Profession - Resources like the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program are paving the way for better services for rape victims.

General Resources - Other online databases, listservs and clearinghouses for rape information.

Media Issues - The media can serve as both friend and foe in anti-rape efforts. Links to survivor stories and positive articles about rape as well as critiques of derogatory, unjust and myth-perpetuating articles.

Further Reading - Recommended books and articles

Videos and other Print Material - Videos relating to more specific subject areas as well as links to posters and other anti-rape campaign resources.

Suggested Speakers - Speakers and anti-rape activists.

 



"In about 85 percent of cases, sexual assaults occur between people who know each other."

Source: Diana Russell, The Prevalence and Incidence of Forcible Rape and Attempted Rape of Females, Victimology: An International Journal 7, 1-4 (1983).