Working Together And/Or Apart: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

General Material
Published Date
September, 2002

This issue of The Resource, Newsletter of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, provides a healthy discussion of sexual violence and domestic violence collaboration and appreciation of respective work by interviewing two advocates - Annette Burrhus-Clay and Joyce Lukima - that have worked in sexual assault program, domestic violence programs and dual issue (both sexual & domestic violence) programs. The challenges and benefits of operating dual programs are explored, as well as the implications for sexual assault survivors. Both advocates suggest that anti-sexual violence advocates define our own goals and directions and educate legislators, funders and the general public about the unique needs of sexual assault survivors while working as allies with anti-domestic violence advocates.