Research, readings and resources

This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many, many resources available about the trauma of sexual abuse and rape meted out daily to women the world over. There are papers about rape statistics, websites and books written for and by rape victims and rape survivors, sites written by men for men to try to educate other men that rape is not okay, and sites that provide contact details for those who have been or are processing trauma.

This site brings these together and more will be added to the list as I find them.

Crisis support
http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/crisis.html
Contact details for rape crisis throughout Australia.

Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre
http://www.brissc.org.au/brissc/about.html
A support service for women who are affected by sexual violence.

NSW Rape Crisis Centre
http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/
24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters.

About Date Rape
http://www.aboutdaterape.nsw.gov.au/whatis/whatis.html
Information and advice about date rape: what it is, safety tips and how to find help.

RAINN
http://rainn.org/index.php
An American-based network for victims and survivors of rape, abuse and incest.

V-Day
http://www.vday.org/about
A global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

After Silence
http://www.aftersilence.org/forum/
A message board and chat room for survivors of rape and sexual assault.

Violence Prevention Today
http://aic.gov.au/publications/previous%20series/vpt/1-2/vpt1.html
A paper by Patricia Weiser Easteal for the Australian Institute of Criminology. Published in October 1992, it still has a great deal of information relevant to today.

Life after rape
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/8293424/Life-after-rape.html
Three women talk about their devastating experiences of rape.

Men Can Stop Rape
http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
Their mission: to mobilise men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.

Escaping Hades
http://www.pandys.org/escapinghades/mystory.html
A rape and sexual abuse survivor's website.

Dancing in the Darkness
http://www.dancinginthedarkness.com/index.php
An informative and thought-provoking resource for rape, sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse survivors.

Pandora's Project
http://www.pandorasproject.org/
Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault
http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/statistics.html
Statistics on the levels of both reported and unreported sexual assaults that occur in Australia.

White Ribbon
http://www.whiteribbon.ca/
A Canadian based men's group working to engage men and boys to reduce and prevent gender-based violence.

Movement Against Kindred Offenders
http://www.mako.org.au/home.html
A sex-offence prevention website with the goal of helping prevent and assist victims sex crimes in Australia.

A woman's opinion is the miniskirt of the internet
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/laurie-penny-a-womans-opinion-is-the-miniskirt-of-the-internet-6256946.html
A thought-provoking article about vitriol, insults and death threats towards female reporters simply for speaking out.

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