Sexual violence is the only global epidemic without the data needed to address it.
By Jeni Ambrose, PhDc - Founder, Executive Director
With only 13% of sexual violence incidents being reported (12% for children, <1% for men), the problem stays hidden in the shadows where it can persist indefinitely ... unchecked.
A few of the things we do know
Sexual perpetrators tend to be repeat offenders, preying upon members of their communities over-and-over again.
Sexual violence has far-reaching harmful impacts on many aspects of a victim’s life: physical and mental health, relationships, education, career, quality of life, and more.
Statistically speaking, everyone on the planet knows at least one person who has been victimized by sexual violence: a relative, a friend, a classmate, a teammate, a coworker…or oneself.
The MapYourVoice Data-Oriented Solution
As survivors establish their private MapYourVoice member accounts and complete their comprehensive assault reports, they become our partners — our co-researchers — in developing meaningful quantitative (statistics) and qualitative (subjective experience) data to help end sexual violence.
As more and more survivors around the world participate, a clearer and clearer picture of sexual violence emerges through the aggregated (combined) data.
This data can be viewed in literally 1000’s of ways to bring understanding to many aspects of sexual violence. It can also be analyzed locally to understand the specific nature of sexual violence within a local community — or globally to gain regional and global understandings.
MapYourVoice data serves street-level solutions
All of this unique, valuable data is intended to serve our efforts in teaming up with local, regional and global partners to develop tangible, multi-faceted solutions for supporting survivors and ending sexual violence.
Your donations help support a data-informed solution for ending sexual violence.
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