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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.

Special Collection

Special Collection
December 2015

Employment and Domestic Violence

This collection includes key documents on DV as a barrier to work, DV in the workplace, employment discrimination, employment leave, job training, living wage, media messaging, minimum wage, and unemployment.
Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.

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  • General Material
September 2016

Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010: Information Center

The Act was passed and signed into law in December 2010. It extends Bush-era tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and specific provisions under ARRA including key tax credit programs for families. This page provides an overview of the Act and implications for tax payers.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
September 2016

Victim Identification Pamphlet for NGOs, Faith-based and Community Groups and General Public

This pamphlet helps organizations identify the signs of human trafficking and gives tips on what to do if you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking. It is available in several languages.
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September 2015

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Price We All Pay Without Paid Leave Policies to Support America’s 21st Century Working Families

This report details the state of paid leave; associated costs to workers, families, businesses, and the nation; and recommendations for further research into the issue of paid leave.
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  • Training Tools
April 2015

This Workplace is a DV-Free Zone: Creating a Policy That Successfully Addresses DV in the Workplace

Author(s): Jelena Kolic, Penny Venetis
The webinar reviews the importance of having a policy that addresses situations where the employee is either a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking; principles that inform an effective policy; and features of Legal Momentum’s model policy.
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  • General Material
April 2015

10 Principles for the Workplace

These 10 principles were developed by a national coalition of employer, labor, and government organizations and define a set of standards to guide workplace responses to domestic violence.
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  • General Material
April 2015

Human Trafficking and Immigration Rights

This brief report covers topics including barriers to accessing immigration remedies for trafficked persons and increased vulnerability of workers that lack immigration protections. It also outlines recommendations regarding access to legal immigration status.
Materials
March 2015

African American Women and the Wage Gap

This fact sheet evidences that even in states with large populations of employed African American women, rampant wage disparities persist – with potentially devastating consequences for African American women and their families.
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  • General Material
March 2015

Latinas and the Wage Gap

This fact sheet details the wage gap for Latinas by state, describes the implications of the wage gap for Latinas, and presents statistics on the public’s overwhelming support for fair pay policies.
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  • General Material
January 2015

Create Your Policy

This tool, available on the “Workplaces Respond” website, will help employers create a workplace policy by guiding employers through a series of questions, offering a choice of model language based on a promising practice (which has the most protective language for employees) or, if applicable, language based on the law in the specific state or locality.
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  • Training Tools
November 2014

How to Support a Colleague Victim of Domestic or Sexual Violence

This video is part of the "See the Signs, Speak Out" series on starting conversations in the workplace about domestic and sexual violence.