Jump to Body Text

Sexual Violence—Health/Medical profession—organizations

articles • bibliographies • courses • events • funding opportunities • jobs • multimedia • organizations • research centers • service providers • toolkits • training

Academy on Violence and Abuse

added 06/03/2008
Michael Callahan

"The Academy on Violence and Abuse is an academic, health-professional membership-based organization dedicated to making violence and abuse a core component of medical and related professional education."

Advocates for Youth

added 12/17/2009

An organization that works both in the United States and in developing countries with a sole focus on adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Provides printed and electronic resources, technical assistance, and training to promote research-based best practices in the field of adolescent sexual health.

Carter Center

added 05/01/2000

Strives to relieve suffering caused by war, poverty, poverty, and disease by advancing peace and health in neighborhoods and nations around the globe. Information on peace and health programs are posted on this site.

Center for Health and Gender Equity

added 04/22/2002

Organization works to create changes in policy and program across the areas of family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and gender violence, and to advocate for development policies that promote women's rights and autonomy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Women with Disabilities

added 07/30/2009

"CDC’s disability and health team has targeted women with disabilities as a major area of emphasis and works to promote their health and well-being through research, partnerships, and education. CDC funds projects around the United States to improve surveillance and promotes research that focuses on women with disabilities as a special subpopulation." Site includes section on Domestic Violence.

Culture Care Connection

added 10/28/2009

This Web site has resources to improve culturally competent health care. Developed by Stratis Health and funded by UCare, it is the first Minnesota-focused online resource devoted to the subject. Among the site's tools is a free assessment for health care organizations to determine how well they meet the federal Office of Minority Health's national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards. It also has information on enhancing culturally sensitive services and understanding specific patient populations.

Disabled Women on the Web

added 07/30/2009

Disabled Women on the Web was established by Corbett O'Toole of the Disabled Women's Alliance to provide information, resources, and support for women with disabilities to continue to change the world. Among many topics, the site includes information on lesbians and queers with disabilities, violence, and health.

Feminist International Radio Endeavour Disabled Women's Section

added 07/30/2009

A Web space focusing on women with disabilities. Areas covered are activism, opportunities, rights and issues important to women with all types of disabilities.


added 02/25/2009

A website to give women a voice in the field of information and communication technologies and to help combat cybercrime against women around the world.

Global Fund for Women

added 01/20/2010

The Global Fund for Women is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that advances women's human rights worldwide.

Human Rights Watch

added 05/20/2000

Human Rights Watch has information about their regional offices, campaigns, and research papers on human rights abuses worldwide.

International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region

added 06/16/2009

A network of 40 sexual and reproductive health organizations across North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Services provided range from sexuality education, contraceptive services, and prenatal care to HIV testing, abortion-related care, and screening for gender-based violence.

Kesa Kivel

added 04/22/2009
Kesa Kivel

An organization promoting gender equality and empowerment of women through free educational materials and resources. The resources are available to facilitators working with young girls and women, parents and guardians, social workers, counselors and therapists, and health providers.

Know More. Say More.

added 01/18/2011

This website provides information on the reproductive health consequences of violence and sexual coercion. "Know More about coercion, abuse & birth control sabotage and the consequences for our health."

Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma

added 12/17/2009

An online resource for professionals and families seeking to learn more about child traumatic stress. CEU's are also provided for free to professionals taking any of their online courses.
For help click on "FAQ's" in the top left hand side of the screen.

Marie Stopes International

added 07/24/2002

The Marie Stopes International provides sexual and reproductive health information. The organization also provides direct services to 3.3 million people worldwide in 38 countries.

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

added 12/17/2003

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. (MCASA) is a nonprofit organization founded to address the needs of victims of sexual crimes throughout the State. Its members are sexual assault crisis programs, law enforcement, legal practitioners, mental health and health care providers, and educators committed to eliminating sexual violence through community education and public policy advocacy.

Mid-Atlantic PANDA Coalition

added 05/25/2010

PANDA (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) is a program designed to train dental professionals and other healthcare providers to recognize and respond to signs of abuse and neglect in their patients.

Ms. Foundation for Women

added 09/16/2008

"The Ms. Foundation delivers strategic grants, capacity building and leadership development to organizations at local, state, Tribal and national levels working for policy change and culture change across the broad areas of women’s health, economic justice, ending violence and building democracy."

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

added 09/16/2008

"NCALL provides training and technical assistance on abuse in later life. In addition, NCALL staff members are available to train audiences including professionals from domestic violence and sexual assault programs, the aging network, adult protective services, criminal justice, health care, faith based and other areas. "

National Coalition for the Homeless

added 09/16/2008

The national coalition for the homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a the mission of ending homelessness.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

added 09/16/2008

"NCAVP is a coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization."

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

added 04/28/2003

The State Office of the Coalition facilitates the Coalition's commitment of collaboration with local, state and national agencies whose programs have the potential to affect individuals who have been victimized or have the potential to be victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault. State Office staff work on various state level committees, task forces, councils and advisory boards as well as reaching out to law enforcement, social services, medical and judicial systems, the government, and the private sector to develop and enhance knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

added 09/17/2008

Planned Parenthood delivers vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to millions of women, men, and young people. As women's health advocates, they provide a respectful environment for women to make individual choices about their health, family, and sex.

Quick Health Data Online

added 10/02/2008
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health

Free online database of health statistics including national, regional, and county data on abuse, sexual violence, violent youth behavior, murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, homicides and more. Easily generate reports and charts for your next story or lesson plan. This easy-to-use resource has accurate, up-to-date, government approved information.

SAFEta Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Technical Assistance

added 04/16/2010

A technical assistance website filled with resources, trainings, and protocols for healthcare professionals, attorneys, victim advocates, and law enforcement serving victims of sexual assault.


added 02/10/2010

SAHAYOG is an NGO based in India that works to promote gender equality and women’s health from a human rights framework. Its key activities include advocacy and strengthening partnerships. Some of their programs include maternal health, working with men and boys, sexual and reproductive rights for youth, and violence against women.

Saving Women's Lives

added 10/23/2001
Family Care International

Aims to educate and raise awareness of the broad range of women's global health and rights issues, including reproductive health, safe motherhood, poverty and economic development, violence against women, women's social status and education. Gives information on the facts, the experts, the polls, and the news. Also gives links to other resources and organizaitons.

Sexual Assault Resource Services Website

added 06/28/2000
Linda E. Ledray, RN, Ph.D., LP, FAAN

The SANE guide is designed for nursing professionals involved in providing evaluations of sexually abused victims. It can be found on this website, which provides information and technical assistance to individuals and institutions interested in developing new SANE-SART programs or improving existing ones.

TeenScreen National Center

added 07/21/2010

A non-profit health initiative affiliated with the Columbia University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. TeenScreen Schools and Communities helps health professionals, school administrators, educators and concerned community members bring mental health checkups to local schools and community-based programs that serve youth.

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

added 07/30/2009

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) is located at Baylor College of Medicine whose mission is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities. Research is conducted on various topics including violence against women with disabilities.

The Donors Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

added 03/11/2009
The Donors Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

The Web site shares documents and information about donor-supported work with a particular focus on sharing lessons learned and programs to support communities worldwide to enable them to abandon FGM/C within a generation.

The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

added 03/11/2009
United States Department of Health and Human Services

"CMHS’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services."

The Office on Women's Health

added 07/30/2009

The Office on Women's Health (OWH)was established in 1991 to improve the health of women and girls. A main goal is to ensure all U.S. women and girls to be healthier and have a better sense of well-being. Their mission is to provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex- and gender-specific approaches.

UNIFEM Gender and HIV/AIDS Web Portal

added 04/30/2010

"A Web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender and human rights issue."

Violence Prevention Alliance

added 09/09/2009

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share an evidence-based public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation.