Wendy Murphy, a victims' advocacy lawyer, is founder and director
of the Victim Advocacy and Research Group, a nonprofit organization coordinating
resources for rape and domestic violence victims.
The Department of Justice oversees a Violence
Against Women & Family Violence (VAWFW) program that works to
promote the safety of women and family members, and to increase the efficiency
and effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to these crimes.
The National Crime Victim Law Institute at Lewis & Clark College is
an educational organization dedicated to promoting a fair and balanced
criminal justice system through legal education, legal scholarship, legal
information resources and legal advocacy.
Happened to Alexa Foundation is an organization devoted to helping
rape survivors who are going through the trauma of criminal trials.
Innocence Project focuses on exonerating innocent people accused of
crimes including rape.
The Michigan Judicial Institute's
"Sexual Assault Benchbook" is available online. It is a comprehensive
sourcebook for information on the impact of the crime on victims and Michigan's
sexual assault related statutes.
of Richmond Women's Law Student Association offers lots of links to
women's law projects dealing with sexual violence.
in Blue has compiled a complete list of stalking legislation state
Stalking in America is and outreach group that provides legal options
and support to victims of stalking, as well as potential victims and their
family and friends.
of Rape Victims Clashes With Trial Rights"
New England School of Law offers a free monthly online
"Sexual Violence Legal Newsletter"
The Commission on Status of Women is working for gender equality in
Human Rights Real: A Legal Literacy Program for Women in Morocco ,
developed in partnership with 14 Moroccan women's rights organizations
and development associations, contains 35 two-hour session plans (in Arabic),
organized into nine thematic modules on specific concerns such as women's
human rights in the family and the rights to freedom from violence and
participation in public life. The manual, and an English summary of its
content, can be accessed by clicking on the link above.
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).