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Sexual Violence Data: Actions Needed to Improve Clarity and Addresses Differences Across Federal Data Collection Efforts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Information,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678511.pdf

Concerns have grown about the incidence of sexual violence, especially among college students, military personnel, and incarcerated individuals.  This report examines current federal efforts to collect data on sexual violence and how differences in these collection efforts may affect the understanding of sexual violence.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44321.pdf

Discusses the differences in how these terms are used in civilian and military contexts.  Also examines how the inclusion of racial and ethnic groups, women, and LGBT individuals has evolved in the Armed Forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pdca16.pdf

Describes methods used and results obtained from information gathering activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.  Most 2016 activities related to juvenile correctional facilities.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Facility-Level and Individual-Level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/flilcsvjf12.pdf

Examines characteristics of correctional facilities for youth that relate to sexual victimization and youth characteristics that can predict sexual victimization.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/258876.pdf

Annual report on what countries around the world are doing to combat human slavery.  Of 188 countries covered, 36 were placed on Tier 1, 78 on Tier 2,          44 on the Tier 2 Watch List, and 27 on Tier 3.  Overall there were 27 downgrades and 20 upgrades.  From the State Department

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0609-yrbs.html

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=s/2016/360&referer=/english/&Lang=E

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council

 

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