Sexual Violence in Disasters: Implications for Prevention

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Implications for Prevention


From 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM ET

Presented by PreventConnect and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, in partnership with an advisory group, made up of organizations working at local, state, and national levels to support Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American and Pacific Islander survivors of sexual violence, has released Sexual Violence in Disasters, an updated resource that builds on the work of one of their most requested guides, Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence in Disasters: A Planning Guide for Prevention and Response (Klein, 2008). Sexual Violence in Disasters draws from research, reporting, and the lived experiences of survivors to explore the connections between sexual violence and disasters, the inequities that shape them both, the lessons to be learned from the resilience of survivors and their communities, and opportunities to prevent sexual violence before, during, and after disasters. Join PreventConnect and NSVRC to learn what this new resource offers and to hear from guests about the impact and response from their communities. 


  1. Identify contributing factors to sexual violence in disasters
  2. Discuss survivor-centered and community-centered healing and recovery 
  3. Describe strategies for sustainable prevention

HOSTS/FACILITATORS: Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez & Tori VanderLinde, PreventConnect & ValorUS


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