20 Events That Shaped Sexual Violence Prevention in the Last 20 Years

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These milestones—key initiatives, events, court cases and more from the past two decades—brought about pivotal shifts in the public consciousness towards sexual assault and the experience of survivors, and how we as individuals and as a society can prevent it. 


This story originally appeared in the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. It has been republished with permission.

Since its opening in 2000, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has served as a hub for advocates, researchers and educators on the frontlines doing the work to support survivors and build communities free of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. Twenty years later, we continue to offer the latest resources on preventing sexual violence through services like our library’s continually growing collection of 47,000 resources, free online courses on sexual…

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