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In an effort to educate those who would like to learn about sexual violence, we have compiled definitions, facts, statistics, and other information here. Click a topic to learn more.

National Statistics

This page discusses sexual assault and rape as crimes, the facts and figures of those who are affected by sexual violence, and the common myths propagated by the public compared to their factual counterparts.

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CT Statistics

This page discusses sexual assault and rape as crimes, and the facts and figures of those who are affected by sexual violence in the state of Connecticut.

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Women of Color

This page discusses sexual violence relating to women who come from non-white backgrounds, the facts and figures, and how racism plays a role in sexual violence.

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Male Survivors

Women are not the only ones who experience sexual violence. This page discusses the common myths propagated by the public compared with their factual counterparts in regards to male victims.

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Disabilities

Individuals with developmental disabilities are sexually assaulted at rates that are much higher than those of any other population. This topic covers why, what can be done, and the facts and figures.

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LGBTQ Individuals

This page covers the definition of LGBTQ, the unique dynamics of gender and sexuality, fears and barriers of survivors who identify as LGBTQ, and how you can help as an ally.

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At the Workplace

This page discusses the different types of sexual harassment, facts, and figures related to workplace sexual violence.

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In the Military

Sexual violence is prevalent in the military. This page explores the different types of reporting available, facts and figures, and helplines for military personnel or their families.

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HIV and AIDS

The stress of a possible HIV infection after a sexual assault is a prevalent worry. This topic discusses the risk of HIV after an assault, Post Exposure Prophylaxis, and the testing options for those who have experienced sexual violence.

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Homelessness

Sexual abuse and homelessness are a continuous risk cycle. This page explores how sexual abuse and homelessness lead to each other, the facts and figures, and the correlation between sex offenders and homelessness.

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Stalking/Harassment

Stalking and harassment are issues that can lead to sexual violence. This page covers stalking behaviors, creating safety plans, the stalking laws in Connecticut, and other facts and figures.

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