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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Sexual Victimization

Exploring the multifaceted risk factors and contexts of sexual victimization


The UBS Optimus Study sheds light on the sexual victimization of children and youths in Switzerland. More than 6,700 youths across all cantons participated in the survey. The study report, written by the team members, shows how frequently youths are the victims of sexual violence and which youths are at the highest risk.  

In response to these findings, a working group of social scientists, policy makers and practitioners formulated recommendations for the prevention of sexual violence among teenagers. Download their findings