Sexual Assault Resistance Education Centre

Evidence

Randomized Controlled Trial

In a randomized controlled trial (the SARE Trial) published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), women who took the EAAA program experienced a 46% reduction in completed rape and a 63% reduction in attempted rape in the following year compared to those in the control group. Other forms of sexual violence such as non-consensual sexual contact were also significantly reduced.

You can read the paper describing these results on the New England Journal of Medicine's website.

The efficacy of the EAAA program across 2 years and the secondary outcomes are described in Psychology of Women Quarterly. Not only was the EAAA program effective in reducing sexual assault across 2 years, but also significantly reduced self-blame in women who took the program and were subsequently raped.

Other results from the trial will be published over the next few years.

Other Publications

The full protocol of our randomized control trial as well as a description of our baseline sample have been published in BMC Women's Health.

The development and evaluation of the EAAA program was made possible with support from the University of Windsor, the Ontario Women's Health Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

University of Windsor Canadian institue of Health Research / Instituts de recherece en santé du Canada Ontario Women's Health Council