Internet Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest, National Network)

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE, Online Hotline, and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office

This extensive site provides information on state, regional, and national resources, links to police departments with domestic violence pages, fact sheets, and many other links. It also includes government information on domestic violence including legislation, reports and studies, speeches, and press releases

National Center For Victims of Crime

This organization offers resources and information for victims of crime--from domestic violence to hate crimes to sexual assault--as well as for service providers. Get the latest information on related legislation, public policy, and litigation, or browse the Center's free online library.

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

MCADSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state's survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is to develop and promote efforts aimed at the elimination of all domestic and sexual violence in Michigan.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nations principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.

Coalition Against Rape

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. PCAR works in concert with its statewide network of 52 rape crisis centers.

Social Marketing/ Media Campaigns

ENDABUSE.ORG: Family Violence Prevention Fund

For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence.

Men Can Stop Rape

This group works to prevent rape and other forms of male violence through community education, consulting, research, and public action. This site offers links to action men can take, what Men Can Stop Rape can offer, and why it matters.

Media Education Foundation

The MEF produces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.

The National Network of the Clothesline Project

This site explains the history and purpose of The Clothesline Project; which provides an opportunity for female survivors of sexual assault to voice their experience and to unify through their transformation from victim to survivor.

The National Organization of Men's Outreach for Rape Education

NO MORE is an organization of men and women, united for the purpose of educating men about rape using the most effective methods shown by scientific research studies.

Men Against Sexual Violence

MASV is a forum designed to engage males in actively working together with women to eliminate sexual violence. MASV asks men to personally pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about sexual violence and to use their resources to support change.

Where's the Outrage

Public awareness site presents articles and facts to increase public awareness of sexual violence, its prevalence, and its horrifying reality. Let them fuel your outrage. And then turn your outrage into action to stop sexual violence!

Silent Witness National Initiative to Stop Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Family Abuse, and Assault on Women and Children

Silent Witness began promoting an end to domestic violence in 1990 with a message of hope, help and healing for the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. The creation of free-standing, life-sized, red wooden figures, each one bearing the name of a woman whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner, or acquaintance helps to raise awareness and understanding of intimate partner violence.

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