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NISVS 2010: Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report: Findings and Implications / 6 May 2013

2013 Series on Researcher/Practitioner Discourse on VAW

Date: Monday, May 6, 2013
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Central Time
Location: Your Desk

Presenter: Mikel L. Walters, PhD. is a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Discussants: Connie Burk co-founded the first regional LGBT survivor services in Kansas over 20 years ago and Chai Jindasurat is the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) Coordinator at the New York City Anti-Violence Project.

Content: The webinar will review the findings and implications of the NISVS 2010: Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report.  NISVS is designed to better describe and understand the level of IPV, SV, and stalking victimization in the United States. Using 2010 data from NISVS, this report is the first to provide national data that examines IPV, SV and stalking by sexual orientation. Further research is needed in order to fully understand the experience of interpersonal violence that impact LGB individuals and their communities. This information is critical to informing prevention programs and policies aimed at reducing these types of victimization.

The NISVS study found that lesbians and gay men reported IPV and SV over their lifetimes at levels equal to or higher than those of heterosexuals; with sexual orientation based on respondents’ identification at the time of the survey. The survey also found that bisexual women (61.1 percent) report a higher prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner compared to both lesbian (43.8 percent) and heterosexual women (35 percent). Of the bisexual women who experienced IPV, approximately 90 percent reported having only male perpetrators, while two -thirds of lesbians reported having only female perpetrators of IPV.

Other key findings include:
  • The majority of women who reported experiencing sexual violence, regardless of their sexual orientation, reported that they were victimized by male perpetrators.
  • Nearly half of female bisexual victims (48.2 percent) and more than one-quarter of female heterosexual victims (28.3 percent) experienced their first rape between the ages of 11 and 17 years.
Report: NISVS 2010: Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation Report: 
www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs/specialreports.html


Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

  • GTEAP (Arrest) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 
A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect. 

Audio options are: 
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2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 

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