In October 2010, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) collaborated with the White House Council on Women and Girls to host a first-ever Roundtable on Sexual Violence in the United States, beginning a national conversation about sexual violence: what it looks like now, and what needs to be accomplished in the next five years.
The event brought together law enforcement, judges, survivors, prosecutors, medical professionals and federal employees from all across the country to heighten the discussions as well as develop a plan of action to address this heinous crime. The Roundtable allowed those in the field and at the national level to effectively communicate how each can help the other to achieve mutual success, both at the local and the national level, by establishing next steps to ultimately end sexual violence against women. OVW has released a report documenting the outcome of the Roundtable discussions.
to download a PDF of that report.