#IASK Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 25, 2019

Violence against women – particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence –
is a major public health problem and a violation of women’s human rights.



Sexual Assault and Violence Affects Millions of Women and Girls Globally

Transgender Students Are at Higher Risk for Sexual Violence

Men and Boys are Also Affected by Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence Affects Thousands of Prisoners Across the U.S.

Sexual Violence in the Military Often Goes Unreported

Child Marriage and Trafficking






Just to name a few:


For more information regarding Sexual Assault Awareness Month and S.A. prevention resources visit: www.nsvrc.org/saam 


  1. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2013-2017 (2018).
  2. National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey (1998).
  3. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sex Offenses and Offenders (1997).
  4. World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council (2013).
  5. David Cantor, Bonnie Fisher, Susan Chibnall, Reanna Townsend, et. al. Association of American Universities (AAU), Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct (September 21, 2015).
  6. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011-2012 (2013).
  7. Department of Defense, Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, (2017).
  8. Rachel Kidman, Using global data to examine child marriage, IPV and legal protection, Stony Brook Medicine, Program in Public Health, 2017
  9. UNICEF, Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence against Children, 2014


Christopher P. Krebs

"To fully grasp the prevalence of campus sexual assault, you need survey data that are collected in a reliable and methodologically rigorous manner."

Deborah A. Gibbs

"Each of my studies puts me in touch with people who are working to address trafficking and other forms of abuse, and to improve policies at the state and federal levels. They’re the ones doing the hard work, and I hope that our work creates knowledge that supports their efforts."

Wendee Wechsberg

“We must listen to the communities, the local people, to understand culturally what is going to fit and what is going to be the language of the research, and not just say we know what to do here.”

Tasseli McKay

“We need more research to better understand how we can ultimately create a larger societal climate that doesn’t tolerate persistent, pervasive, lifelong victimization.”