April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Over the past month we have shared relevant papers from Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) journal on our social media platforms, with the aim of raising public awareness about sexual assault. We have grouped these papers here for easy access. SRHM acknowledges that sexual assault is not limited to a particular group of people, but can affect individuals of different backgrounds, ages, sexualities, ethnicities, and other identities and characteristics – as can be noted from the diversity of the titles below. However, there are various intersecting identities and circumstances that may place an individual, or a particular community, at a higher risk of sexual assault.
SRHM continues to work with partners to create and participate in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice towards the elimiatation of sexual violence.
SRHM looks forward to participating in the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum in October 2019, where we are excited to be hosting a ‘Writing for publication’ pre-conference workshop. SVRI brings together a diverse group of actors aiming to achieve a world free of violence against women and violence against children through rigorous, ethical research that will generate data and learning to drive forward evidence-based policies, strategies, services, and programmes to respond to and prevent these types of violence.
MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE AFFECTED BY SEXUAL ASSAULT. WE MUST PROTECT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS AND ENSURE THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL LIVES A LIFE FREE FROM ASSAULT, VIOLENCE, AND COERCION.
With your support, SRHM will continue to publish research on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including papers related to sexual assault, through our peer-reviewed, open access international journal.
FEATURED ARTICLES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH 2019
Understanding women’s experience of violence and the political economy of gender in conflict: the case of Syria
Khuloud Alsaba & Anuj Kapilashrami
Out of the shadows? The inclusion of men and boys in conceptualisations of wartime sexual violence
Heleen Touquet & Ellen Gorris
A qualitative study to explore the barriers and enablers for young people with disabilities to access sexual and reproductive health services in Senegal
Eva Burke, Fatou Kébé, Ilse Flink, Miranda van Reeuwijk & Alex le May
Gender-based violence and HIV across the life course: adopting a sexual rights framework to include older women
Bergen Cooper & Cailin Crockett
The history of universal access to emergency contraception in Peru: a case of politics deepening inequalities
Cristina Puig Borràs & Brenda I Álvarez Álvarez
Programme potential for the prevention of and response to sexual violence among female refugees: a literature review
Gianna Maxi Leila Robbers & Alison Morgan
Sexual violence against men and boys in conflict and forced displacement: implications for the health sector
Sarah K Chynoweth, Julie Freccero & Heleen Touquet
Should violence services be integrated within abortion care? A UK situation analysis
Loveday Penn Kekana, Megan Hall, Silvia Motta & Susan Bewley
Count me IN!: Research report on violence against disabled, lesbian, and sex-working women in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal
Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA), New Delhi, India, 2012
Protecting safe abortion in humanitarian settings: overcoming legal and policy barriers
Akila Radhakrishnan, Elena Sarver & Grant Shubin
Sexualised violence against children: a review of laws and policies in Kenya
Cynthia Khamala Wangamati, Gladys Yegon, Johanne Sundby & Ruth Jane Prince