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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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November 2015
This report provides an overview of existing research on intimate partner violence and sexual abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and makes recommendations for future research.
Authors: Taylor N.T. Brown and Jody Herman
May 2015
This guide addresses many of the specific questions trans survivors ask: how to decide if therapy is right for you and, if it is, how to choose the best type of therapy for you, and how to find referrals and choose a therapist.
Authors: michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels
May 2014
This report documents the violence and exclusion suffered by lesbians, bisexual women, and trans persons in these five countries in Asia, and shows how government inaction contributes to the abuse. It is based on interviews with affected women and trans individuals, as well as with government officials, civil society actors, and other key stakeholders.
Authors: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
April 2014
Gaining Ground, Breaking Through provides insight into the experiences of underrepresented populations within all levels of anti-violence organizations. The report also featuresthe Pyramidic Career Ladder, a specialized graphic illustrating the challenges that some from underrepresented populations experience as they advance within their programs.
Authors: C. Nicole Mason
This is an educator’s sources book of activities to help students understand and challenge inequalities based on race, class, gender, age, language, sexual orientation, ability, and religion.
Authors: Nancy Schniedewind and Ellen Davidson
January 2013
This special report examines lifetime victimization of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence by respondents’ self-reported sexual orientation.
Authors: Mikel L. Walters, Jieru Chen, and Matthew J. Breiding
This youth-led initiative seeks to build community engagement to end the cycles of violence against LGBTQ young people. Projects and efforts include leadership development initiatives, critical media education, and action research activities.
Authors: Colorado Anti-Violence Program
January 2013
This fact sheet summarizes 2010 NISVS findings by sexual orientation on intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking. It also includes information on opportunities for prevention and action as well as additional resources.
Authors: National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention
Drawing on survey findings from HRC's groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, this latest report examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives.
Authors: The Human Rights Campaign and Gender Spectrum
This report explores the experiences of nearly 2,000 LGBT youth who identify as Latino. It further analyzes the results of HRC’s groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13 to 17, Growing Up LGBT in America.
Authors: The Human Rights Campaign and The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)