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Alliance Releases Results of Project ENVISION ResearchSexual Violence is a Public Health Problem
March 11, 2010
Harriet Lessel, Executive Director at the Alliance, explained that while each community had varying responses to the questions presented by Project ENVISION, “One thing about this is very clear: sexual violence is a public health problem.”
Of the three communities surveyed, the following answered “Yes” to the question:
“Do you know someone who has experienced sexual violence?”
As for Project ENVISION’s next steps, the insight and recommendations from the research results will be used to lay the groundwork for prevention programs across the city with the goal of reducing the incidence of sexual violence in the coming years. Through Project ENVISION, the Alliance hopes to measure changes in the social norms and community conditions which contribute to sexual violence in each of the three pilot sites. Project ENVISION marks a giant leap forward for how sexual violence is perceived and dealt with in this city, and as a public health crisis it will be treated, community by community.
Project ENVISION received funding from the New York City Council and the New York State Department of Health.
For more information about Project ENVISION please visit: http://svfreenyc.org/programs_prevention.html
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