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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

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The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.

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Finding a Lawyer

This webpage includes a drop-down menu where you can select a state and view links to lawyer referral services and legal aid organizations in that state. Listings are organized either by county or by city/town within each state.
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No Free Pass to Harass: Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Women Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases

This guide is intended as a tool for effective litigation of sexual harassment claims brought on behalf of immigrant women workers.
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Teen Tools: Help for Teenage Victims of Crime

This teen tool factsheet provides information to young people about the various types of dating abuse and how to receive or provide help to young people who are in abusive relationships.
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The Laws in Your State

This database provides state-by-state information about mandatory reporting, confidentiality laws, HIV/AIDS testing of sexual offenders, and criminal statutes of limitations for sexual offense.

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Know Your Rights: What to Do If You Have Faced Sexual Assault in Detention

This document describes the types of behavior that are illegal and describes which types of conduct are legal in detention. There is also information about the rights of victims of sexual assault.
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Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, CEDAW has been ratified by 187 countries. CEDAW does not explicitly mention VAW, but it defines what constitutes discrimination against women, establishes norms and standards, and obligates states that have ratified the convention to end discrimination against women and girls.
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Prosecution Guide to Effective Collaboration on Elder Abuse

Author(s): Susan Keilitz, Brenda K. Uekert, Theresa Jones
This guide provides an overview of the prosecutor’s use of multidisciplinary collaboration to more effectively identify, prosecute and prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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Questions and Answers: Victims of Human Trafficking, T Nonimmigrant Status

This webpage discusses the T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) which is set aside for those who are or have been victims of human trafficking and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of acts of trafficking.
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Victim Support Video for Law Enforcement Part 1

This 9-minute video is designed to explain to non-federal law enforcement officials the crime of human trafficking. In addition, the video describes both short term and long-term immigration relief (provided by the Department of Homeland Security) that might be available to victims of human trafficking.