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Feminist sites on rape

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Take back the news

http://www.takebackthenews.net/

This is a survivor / feminist site – I am no longer a victim is the motto. When you hit your survivor stage you will feel stronger and may want to tell your story on a message board. This site deals with the telling of our stories and how it aids in the healing process and regaining our strength.

 

Where's the Outrage?

http://www.wherestheoutrage.org/

Current events stories on sexual assault. Since its creation in 1975, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) has been at the forefront of the anti-sexual violence movement. PCAR has utilized its voice to advance the rights of countless victims and to affect critical change through its active role in public policy, education, and prevention.

 

NOW

http://www.now.org/issues/violence/

NOW- The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. This is the NOW page on violence against women.

 

Contact the press

http://www.capwiz.com/now/dbq/media/

Write to 5 newspapers/ media at a time with this NOW form for contacting the press. Select a state to contact and just check which media you would like to send an email to.

 

RAINN

http://www.rainn.org/statistics.html

Look up statistics on the RAINN website.

 

Grrl Activistas and Grrl Activistas web ring

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/grrlactivistas/

Grrl Activistas is a group for those interested in sexual violence. You can share:
complaints about media and other organisations
provide information about sexual-violence related
campaigns of any kind discuss issues relating to sexual violence in the media details of local events such as V-Day events and survivor conferences details of new books, articles, and papers.

 

Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment

http://www.aware.org/

Andrea Dworkin

http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/dworkin/WarZoneAListing.html

Andrea Dworkin - LETTERS FROM A WAR ZONE: WRITINGS 1976 - 1989

Girlnation

http://girlnation.org/index.html

Discussion and debate on a variety of topics concerning women.

 

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Rape and Sexual Assault Petitions

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CONTACT THE MEDIA

http://www.capwiz.com/now/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=4014006

 

Successful petitions previously listed on this page

YOU'VE HELPED PUT RAPISTS BEHIND BARS

Can we get rapists off our streets and behind bars? Yes, thanks to the efforts of Lifetime Television and people like you. More than 110,000 viewers signed a critical petition supporting the Justice for All Act of 2004 and made a crucial difference in assuring the recent Senate and House passage of the bill. This significant legislation will eliminate the backlog of untested DNA evidence by providing $1 billion in funding over five years to significantly improve the collection and processing of DNA evidence, and better train police officers, sexual assault forensic nurses and prosecutors.

 

New petitions to sign

 

Concerned Citizens Against Rape

http://www.petitiononline.com/2000DEC/petition.html

A request for Public Service Announcements to appear in the media on a DAILY basis, to educate the public about the precautions which can be taken to protect themselves from predators.

 

Petition to Strengthen Domestic Violence Laws

http://www.petitiononline.com/2002wadv/petition.html

WADV feels that all persons have a right to exist without fear on this earth. If you agree and would like to help in our effort to strengthen laws on Domestic Violence, sign the petition below. Your signature along with those of other concerned individuals will be forwarded to President George W. Bush, your Congressman and Representatives.

 

After the Silence Petition

http://www.aftersilence-bynvraine.net/index.htm

This petition calls upon the Surgeon General to declare the trauma of rape a national health problem of epidemic proportions.

 

Violence Against Women Act - how you can help

http://www.now.org/issues/violence/021705vawa.html

 

Always check the NOW page for action alerts

http://www.now.org/issues/violence/index.html

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War and Rape

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Military Woman- sexual assault issues

http://militarywoman.org/issues.htm

Harassment, Discrimination and Domestic Violence Issues.

 

Rape as a crime of war. A medical perspective

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/270/5/612

Although widespread, rape of women has been an underreported aspect of military conflict until recently. The current war in the former Yugoslavia has focused attention on the use of rape as a deliberate strategy to undermine community bonds and weaken resistance to aggression. In addition to providing treatment for individual survivors, the medical community has an important role to play in investigating and documenting incidents of rape. Such documentation can help to establish the magnitude of rape in war and hold perpetrators accountable. Since rape in war affects not only the individual but also the family and community to which the survivor belongs, the restoration of social and community bonds is central to the process of healing and must be addressed within the specific cultural setting.

NOW- how armies use rape as a weapon

http://www.now.org/nnt/fall-99/viewpoint.html

1999 National NOW Times - Rape as a tool of war is not new. Marauding armies have always used rape as a means of controlling the minds and bodies of those they sought to conquer.

 

Google research-only online resources on war and rape.

For more information try this CNN search for articles on rape and war.

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Male sexual assault survivors

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Male rape victims - an overview

http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbName=

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Society is becoming increasingly aware of male rape. However, experts believe that current male rape statistics vastly under-represent the actual number of males age 12 and over who are raped each year. Rape crisis counselors estimate that while only one in 50 raped women report the crime to the police, the rates of under-reporting among men are even higher (Brochman, 1991).

 

Male Survivor

http://malesurvivor.org/

Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men.

 

Male survivor issues and resources

http://www.xris.com/survivor/

This page contains links to general survivor links, bibliographies on the Web and feminist men's groups.

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Victim assistance and legal resources

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For immediate victim assistance

call 1 800-879-6682 24 hours a day.

Non-profit resources

Victim Assistance

http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbID=DB_VictimAssistance207

The National Center for Victims of Crime works to make sure all crime victims get the assistance and information they need. We are committed to doing our best to help you.

 

Victim assistance resources

http://www.aardvarc.org/victim/

A comprehensive collection of victim assistance resources. See the menu on the left side.

 

National Organization for Victim Assistance

www.try-nova.org

The National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners, criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals, researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.
(202) 232-6682
(800) try-nova


National Center for Victims of Crime

www.ncvc.org

The National Center maintains a comprehensive collection of on-line resources in addition to our extensive database of service providers for referrals. The NCVC has a toll-free helpline (1-800-FYI-CALL or 1-800-211-7996 (tty/tdd)) or (202) 467-8700 for assistance finding information.

 

Find out what the statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault is in your state (from RAINN)

http://www.rainn.org/statutesoflimitationcrim.html

Sign up (or sign in) for- ask a lawyer- free legal advice forum on delphiforums.

 

American Bar Association

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory.html

A directory of pro bono legal resources.

 

Consumers guide to legal help

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/home.html

From the American Bar Association- a guide to seeking legal help.

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

http://www.nsvrc.org/

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, statistics, and resources related to sexual violence. It serves as a resource for state, territory, and tribal anti-sexual assault coalitions, rape crisis centers, allied organizations, community projects, policy-makers, government entities, media, educators, health care providers and others working to address and eliminate sexual assault.

 

Manual for prosecution in ghb and date rape drug cases

http://www.ndaa-apri.org/publications/apri/violence_against_women.html

 

American Bar Association Legal Research page

http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/lawlink/home.html

Lawlink provides quick access to important legal information from the American Bar Association and other resources. Each site is selected and evaluated by a member of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center staff.

 

 

American Bar Association Legal Guide for Women

http://www.abanet.org/abastore/index.cfm?section=

main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=2350214

The ABA Legal Guide for Women covers what every woman needs to know about the law and her rights. It explains women's rights to prevent sex discrimination and sexual harassment at school and work; pregnancy leave, parental leave, and working from home; rights and responsibilities in marriage; the rights of unmarried couples and same-sex couples; divorce and separation; and child support, custody and visitation. Special chapters deal with women's health and reproductive issues, including infertility, contraception, pregnancy, and abortion. Chapters also deal with the law on sexual assault and domestic violence, credit issues for women, and retirement and estate planning. Written in a plain, direct style, without legal jargon, it will help women understand and deal with these important legal aspects of their lives.

 

Private Sector Resources

One-click search of sex offender databases

http://www.criminalcheck.com/

PublicData.com is providing one-click search of sex offender databases in most states.

 

Legal resources for victims of sexual abuse

http://www.smith-lawfirm.com/resources.html

General information for victims including how to find a lawyer (directory), statute of limitations, current events and recommended reading.

 

Directory of women lawyers

http://www.womenlawyers.com/direct1.htm

Listings by state- if you are unable to locate an attorney in our directory, you might want to try your local bar associations

 

Directory of state legal organizations

http://www.alllaw.com/legal_organizations/bar_associations_state/

This includes state bar associations.

 

 

Government Resources

Services provided to victims of sexual assault and rape

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/rape.htm

 

National Registry of Sex Offenders

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/states.htm

National Registry of Sex Offenders. You can view photographs and names of registered offenders by State and City in many areas of the US.

 

Victim assistance by state

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/state.htm

Click on the map of states to view local resources.

 

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center

Criminal Justice Reference Center

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime.
(800) 627-6872

 

Courts, by State

http://www.ncsconline.org/D_KIS/info_court_web_sites.html#state

 

International Victim Assistance / Legal Resources

 

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

http://www.glin.gov/

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the official full texts of published documents to the database in their original language. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN.

 

International Bar Association

http://www.ibanet.org/

The truly global law organisation for individual legal professionals, bar associations and law societies.

 

Educational Resources

Supreme Court decisions 1990 - present, from LLI

http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/search.html

Under archive of decisions select "by topic" 1990- present. Click the criminal law link and then add the search term "sexual assault" in the text box.

 

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