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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.

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April 2009

A Guide to Programming Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Activities

This guide is intended to provide practical recommendations for USAID staff and presents a framework for addressing gender-based violence globally.
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January 2009

CAADA Domestic Abuse, Stalking and 'Honour'-based Violence (DASH) Risk Identification Checklist

Author(s): Laura Richards
This checklist is a consistent and simple to use tool for practitioners who work with victims of domestic abuse in order to help them identify those who are at high risk of harm and whose cases should be referred to a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) meeting in order to manage the risk.
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January 2009

15 Years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (1994-2009) - A Critical Review

This review takes stock of the achievements of 15 years of work on the VAW mandate, which has produced an impressive collection of annual reports, country mission reports, and communication reports comprising many communications to and from governments.
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January 2009

Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH, 2009) Risk Identification and Assessment and Management Model

Author(s): Laura Richards
This document describes the DASH risk assessment tool that was designed for practitioners who work with victims of domestic abuse in the UK in order to help them identify those who are at high risk of harm.
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February 2008

Asylum Law and Female Genital Mutilation: Recent Developments

The federal courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) have classified female genital mutilation (FGM) as a form of persecution, which can be used as the basis for a successful asylum claim. However, recent developments in this area of law have created a split between the federal courts and the BIA over the treatment of applicants who have already endured FGM. Federal courts that have addressed FGM acknowledge past infliction of FGM as a basis for fear of persecution, while the BIA rejects this position. This article summarizes the legal controversy surrounding FGM and asylum.
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January 2008

Eliminating Female genital mutilation: An interagency statement

This resource explains what FGM is and detail some of its consequences. It also calls on agencies and communities to develop, strengthen, and support specific and concrete actions directed towards ending female genital mutilation.
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January 2002

Violence in the Home is a Global Phenomenon: Immigrant and Refugee Power and Control Wheel

Author(s): Bri Chomilo
An adaptation of the Power & Control Wheel, this illustration describes abusive tactics that batterers use to control their victims, focusing on how they may be experienced by battered immigrant and refugee women.
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Female Genital Mutilation in the U. S. Factsheet

This factsheet gives a brief overview of federal laws against FGM in the United States and also lists state laws against FGM.
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Gender-Informed Disaster Planning & Response

This page provides information and resources that demonstrate the gendered nature of disasters and provides recommendations for gender-informed disaster planning and response.
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Coalition Chronicles 32-2: Violence in Relationships Across the Lifespan

This issue of the Chronicles highlights an important aspect of advocacy—helping survivors of any age or ability to heal and enhance other relationships in their lives.