School of Visual Arts

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www.sva.edu/

Hark: An Over-the Counter Rape Kit

Sexual assault is a serious problem in the Unites States, with reports estimating that somebody is sexually assaulted every 92 seconds.

However only 30% of sexual assault victims report the crime, and only 1% of sexual assault cases end in conviction. Rape kits, of sexual assault kits, are extremely important, not only in giving the victim power but also in collecting evidence against the crime. Hark is a speculative over-the-counter rape kit to be made available at pharmacies. Small and discreet, it is designed to be approachable and comforting for victims of sexual assault. It includes emergency STI testing and contraceptives. If the victim wants to collect evidence, they are given access to a SANE nurse who will perform the exam.

School of Visual Arts

WEBSITE

www.sva.edu/

Hark: An Over-the Counter Rape Kit

Sexual assault is a serious problem in the Unites States, with reports estimating that somebody is sexually assaulted every 92 seconds.

However only 30% of sexual assault victims report the crime, and only 1% of sexual assault cases end in conviction. Rape kits, of sexual assault kits, are extremely important, not only in giving the victim power but also in collecting evidence against the crime. Hark is a speculative over-the-counter rape kit to be made available at pharmacies. Small and discreet, it is designed to be approachable and comforting for victims of sexual assault. It includes emergency STI testing and contraceptives. If the victim wants to collect evidence, they are given access to a SANE nurse who will perform the exam.

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