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Sexual Orientation in the 2013 National Health Interview Survey: A Quality Assessment

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

The goal of this report is to present a set of data quality analyses of the 2013 NHIS sexual orientation data to learn more about the health of LGBT persons and about inequities in sexual minority health care. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Describes and compares the characteristics of student and nonstudent female victims of rape and sexual assault, the attributes and location of the victimization, and the characteristics of the offender.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Hate Crime Statistics 2013

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

Annual release of information about crimes related to bias categories of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.  Includes data about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of the crimes.  Nearly 7,000 offenses were recorded in 2013.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Describes efforts of the Department of Defense to reduce the incidence of sexual assault within the ranks of the military and includes provisional data on FY2014 reports of sexual assault.  From the Defense Department


Same-Sex Marriage Laws

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

Describes the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S., including a list of the states that currently allow same-sex marriage and a historical sketch of developments since 1993.   From the National Conference of State Legislatures


Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,United Nations

Claims that one out of three trafficking victims is a child, probably a female child.  Describes reasons for trafficking, regional flows, and poor law enforcement which results in few arrests or convictions.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Trafficking in Human Beings

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

Second working paper on trafficking in human beings in Europe.  Includes detailed statistics on victims by country and demographic characteristics.  From Eurostat


Trafficking in Human Beings 2010-2014: Eradicating the Slave Trade

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

Press release about efforts in the European Union to end human trafficking.  Includes links to a report on the 2012-2016 EU strategy and a statistical report for the 2010-2012 period.  From the European Commission


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