- Over half of adult women in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
- Nearly 17% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
- One out of every four adult women in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and
- More than four out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
The survey was designed to measure the lifetime and past year exposure to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. It was conducted from March to May 2012 in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through a contract with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), with supplemental funding from the Governor's Choose Respect initiative to end the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Respondents were randomly selected by phone (using both land lines and cellphones). Details of the survey are available at: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs
For more background on this project, visit http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs
For more information about CDVSA, visit http://www.dps.state.ak.us/CDVSA/
For more information about the Tundra Women's Coalition in Bethel, visit http://tundrapeace.org/