The Increasing Economic Opportunity for Battered Women newsletter is a forum for sharing ways that domestic violence programs are responding to the economic issues facing battered women, particularly those living in poverty. The June 2004, (Volume 5, Number 1) fifth issue has a title article "Economic Advocacy Capacity Building: Iowa's experience and lessons learned" by Andrea Farney, NRCDV Policy Analyst, which features the dynamic economic advocacy work of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The main article outlines the steps and stages of ICADV's housing and financial advocacy work from 1997 until the present. Main activities are covered and lessons learned are highlighted. Also included is a listing of relevant BCS papers on housing and building economic advocacy capacity.
This newsletter is published as part of the Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence initiative, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.