We've compiled a list of organizations, books, and films that can help sexual assault survivors as was as individuals looking to educate themselves on sexual assault.
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For any individuals in Iowa who have experienced sexual assault.
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For all males who have experienced sexual assault nationwide.
Looking for culturally specific services?
Iowa's Culturally Specific Programs -
Amani Community Services is a culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Iowa.
L.U.N.A (Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer) works on helping Latina survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to build a future free of violence.
Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity serves victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa.
Nisaa African Family Services’ mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities.
R.I.S.E. Meswaki Victim Services exists to increase positive outcomes for Native women, children, and their families, who are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault
TRIGGER WARNING: The content of these films can be upsetting to those affected by sexual assault or abuse.
The Rape Of Recy Taylor
In 1944, when African-American wife and mother Recy Taylor is gang-raped by seven white men in Alabama, she speaks out against her attackers, putting herself and her family in danger.
Where to watch?
Tubi - Free
Hulu- With Subscription
Starz - With Subscription
Sling TV - With Premium Subscription
Amazon - With Premium Subscription
Roses are Red | Short Film on Sexual Assault 2018
This is a short drama about a college student, James, as he struggles with his own perception of reality and attempts to discover why his crush, Lucy, refuses to talk to him after a seemingly perfect date.
Click here to watch on Youtube
Click here to watch on Vimeo
An Award-Winning Short Film About Sexual Abuse
After being pressured into sex, Rose is propelled into her past and forced to deal with the effects of sexual abuse that have chased her to this moment.
When a teen reports being raped, then recants her story, two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth; based on a true story.
Where to watch?
Netflix - With Subscription
SA Movie Recommendations From Indiana Univerity East:
A list of books suggested by the New York Times
The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
His Favorites by Kate Walbert
History of Violence by Edouard Louis
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Livia Lone by Barry Eisler
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
(See more details about these books and the full list here)
Free Educational Toolkits:
Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Human Trafficking
Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Real-World Safety: Protecting Youth Online
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect