Actions Against Gender Violence

An Underreported Problem

Sexual Assault. It may sound incredible that only around 23 percent of survivors report such crimes to police, but it’s true. Even the latest federal survey, 2021 edition, considers underreporting a problem on their site. The data found on the Crime Data Explorer1 represents reported crime, and is not an exhaustive report of all crime that occurs.

It’s important to consider the various factors that lead to crime activity and crime reporting in a community before interpreting the data. Without these considerations the available data can be deceiving. Factors to consider include population size and density, economic conditions, employment rates, prosecutorial, judicial, and correctional policies, administrative and investigative emphases of law enforcement, citizens’ attitudes toward crime and policing, and the effective strength of the police force.

1https://crime-data-explorer.fr.cloud.gov/pages/explorer/crime/crime-trend

Reaching Out

The Action Against Gender Violence report was written from the lens of intersectionality impacted nonmale leadership of Jennifer Fecu (Imani’s Safehouse Inc) and Jessica Hall, LMSW (Prison Writes Inc). All of the women involved in developing the project, were themselves impacted by gender violence on various levels. This work is helping us understand how to connect women to their human rights to be free from gender violence, right here in New York.

"Prison Writes is proud to support Imani's Safe House and Jennifer Fecu's research and work in addressing the important issue of gender violence. Jennifer Fecu brings significant experience and a unique lens to this work to investigate why women do notreport and how we can work towards creating safe and inclusive spaces for women toreport to to increase safety and reduce violence towards women in our communities." - Jessica Hall, LMSW, Prison Writes Inc.

Reaching Out

The Action Against Gender Violence report was written from the lens of intersectionality impacted nonmale leadership of Jennifer Fecu (Imani’s Safehouse Inc) and Jessica Hall, LMSW (Prison Writes Inc). All of the women involved in developing the project, were themselves impacted by gender violence on various levels. This work is helping us understand how to connect women to their human rights to be free from gender violence, right here in New York.

"Prison Writes is proud to support Imani's Safe House and Jennifer Fecu's research and work in addressing the important issue of gender violence. Jennifer Fecu brings significant experience and a unique lens to this work to investigate why women do notreport and how we can work towards creating safe and inclusive spaces for women toreport to to increase safety and reduce violence towards women in our communities." - Jessica Hall, LMSW, Prison Writes Inc.