Open Access Journals

There are unfortunately few major open-access journals dedicated to sexual abuse, but many of the top publications do offer a portion of their content for free.


Sexual violence is a public health concern attracting a lot of attention in recent years, with public and private groups decrying the unacceptable levels of violence directed toward women around the world. Discover the roots of this sad social phenomenon via the theories and hard science put forth in courses conducted by top universities.

Research Organizations

According to the U.S. Justice Department, 60% of sexual assaults will never be reported to police. And the percentage of unreported crimes is likely far higher when the victims are children. So the following organizations conduct essential research for shedding light on this pernicious public health concern.

Professional Organizations

These organizations represent professionals who help prevent sexual assault and help care for the victims.

Public Awareness Organizations

According to the United Nations, one in three women will be raped or assaulted in her lifetime. At the same time, intolerably high numbers of children report being sexually abused. Bringing these dark truths out into the open is the first step in addressing this major public health concern, and it is what these organizations do.