Without a doubt those of you who live in a rural area know what your definition is, and you have the expertise to provide that service. For our more urban sisters and brothers, please read on. The first article will go into this discussion a little more in depth.
Articles two, three and four are written by coalitions who serve rape crisis centers in rural areas. These voices provide insight to the challenges of providing quality service to sexual assault victims in rural communities. They also give suggestions and ways they have met the challenges facing them in their daily work. These coalitions are inspiring and their creativeness and ingenuity is a gift to the agencies they serve.
- Serving Communities: Coalition Efforts at Rural Outreach by Annette Burrhus-Clay, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
- Lessons Learned in Rural America by Nancy Hoffman, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information & Services
- A Perspective on Oppression in Rural South Dakota by Chris Jongeling & Pearl S. Gulbranson, South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
- Advocacy Challenges and Strategies in the Changing Rural US by Mayra Moriel & Elizabeth Barnhill, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- Rural Sustainability by Ellen Reed