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Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change

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This is the expanded and updated version of the book. The idea and original edition was developed in collaboration with many people in preparation and for distribution at the 2007 U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta.
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U Visa Interim Regulations Fact Sheet and Guidance

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This document presents information about U visa requirements.
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You have a Right to Be Free from Violence in Your Home, Questions and Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women

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Available in eight languages, this brochure presents information on domestic violence, and on actions immigrant and refugee women survivors can take to protect themselves. The brochure also answers questions related to survivorsÍ immigration and public assistance eligibility
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UNFPA Strategy and Framework of Action to Addressing Gender Based Violence 2008-2011

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This framework identifies eight priority areas in which UNFPA should strategically direct programming to address gender based violence.
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LGBTQ Relationships and the Law

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The legal system is an important tool in your safety planning, whether you’re straight or LGBTQ. This short handout provides safety tips for LGBTQ youth for seeking legal assistance and protection.
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Building Collaborations to Help Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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This presentation discusses updates on the visa process and means to collaborate to assist victims who apply. Congress created the visa to help both noncitizen victims of crime and law enforcement working with this vulnerable community. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crime victim advocates, mental health professionals and lawyers all have a role in making the visa work.
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Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates

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This toolkit is designed to help trans people and their advocates navigate daily lived experiences of discrimination and oppression. Topics covered include restrooms, aging, parenting, identity documentation, and more.
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Claiming Rights, Claiming Justice: A Guidebook on Women Human Rights Defenders

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This guidebook is designed to support the ongoing process of enhancing the understanding of, and sensitivity to, the specific issues and situations confronted by women human rights defenders.
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Overcoming Inadmissibility for U Visa applicants

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This paper provides information and strategies for applying for U visa application waivers.
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Practical Issues: Preparing and Prosecuting Elder Sexual Assault Cases

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This booklet explores obstacles to prosecution of elder sexual abuse cases and offers practical solutions for professionals involved in these cases.
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Victims' Bill of Rights

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This page shares the bill of rights for victims in action used by DoD law enforcement and legal personnel to inform and provide reasonable services and accommodations for military victims of crime. It also lists and explains important forms used in the legal process for victims.
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Identifying and Responding to Elder Abuse: A Benchcard for Judges

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This benchcard outlines the problem of elder abuse and offers strategies the court can take to improve responses. It can be modified to reflect state statutes, court remediation and management tools, and local resources.