Historically, feminists in various parts of the world establish rape crisis centers to cater to the specific needs of rape victims/survivors, ranging from immediate support services to long-term goals to change the unequal social relations between men and women. Currently, rape crisis centers have also advertised their services to cater to sexually abused males. Nonetheless, females are more at risk for sexual assault, and they remain the main clients.

While initially rape crisis centers rely on the fund-raising efforts of its founders, which include securing grants from the government, the advocacy work has resulted in allocations for services to sexual assault victims provided for by law in certain countries. In the United States, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2005 includes provisions for ...

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