Sexual Violence in Disasters: A planning guide for prevention and response

This publication offers readers important information about sexual violence and disasters that will help communities to understand the connection and develop better disaster responses. Includes a 2-page fact sheet based on the material in the guide.

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Sexual Violence in Disasters: A planning guide for prevention and response by Alisa Klein, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) & National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) (June 2008)

This guide, written by Alisa Klein, offers readers important information about sexual violence and disasters that will help communities to understand the connection and develop better disaster responses. It presents a range of recommendations from suggesting small changes to developing comprehensive plans, making preparations, and coordinating far-reaching policy change. The guide is arranged according to phases of a disaster, and the color-coded phases offer a multitude of things to consider. The ‘Getting Started' work sheets in the back have been designed to facilitate the process of disaster planning. (This is a large document and may take time to load.)

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