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January 2013

Creative Strategies for Outreaching and Working Effectively with Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Workplace

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In light of immigration enforcement and the economic climate, now more than ever, immigrant women are vulnerable to experiencing sexual violence in the workplace. Across the country, immigrant-working women with and without work authorization are subjected to adverse working conditions and victimization at alarming rates. During this webinar, presenters focus on creative community organizing and screening and outreach strategies to identify survivors. This webinar also introduces basic legal remedies available.
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January 2013

What will the renewal of VAWA change?

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This webpage provides information about changes in VAWA 2013 and how it addresses gaps in services and justice for all survivors.
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January 2013

Breaking Barriers: A Complete Guide to Legal Rights and Resources for Battered Immigrants

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This Manual focuses on legal rights and options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse and abuse perpetrated by other family members or persons that are covered by your state's protection order statute. Breaking Barriers is a comprehensive tool that provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of domestic and family violence.
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January 2013

Empowering Survivors: Legal Rights of Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault

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This manual provides information that will be useful to advocates, attorneys, justice, and social services professionals working with and assisting immigrant survivors of sexual assault, as it contains several chapters devoted to immigration law topics.
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January 2013

I am a Leader

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This inspiring 3 minutes and 49 seconds video describes the experiences of Latina women from Guatemala as they realized their inner leadership potential.
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January 2013

VAWA 2013 and TVPRA: What Practitioners Need to Know

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The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), combined with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), was signed into law on March 7, 2013. This practice advisory provides an overview of substantive changes and technical fixes both in VAWA and TVPRA as well as practice pointers for attorneys and advocates on how to work with these new changes.
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January 2013

Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States From 1994 to 2012

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This article aims to shed light on decision making trends and provide greater transparency to the asylum system. This article argues that without clear guidance, the United States will continue to shirk its international obligations to protect women who present bona fide claims for relief.
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January 2013

Our Moment for Reform: Immigration and Transgender People

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The goal of this report is to highlight the concerns of transgender immigrants as an especially vulnerable group within the immigration system and to aid advocacy organizations and policy makers alike to include a consideration of trans immigrants’ rights in their work toward Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
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December 2012

Secretary Napolitano Announces Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities

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This press release announces new standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in confinement facilities in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).
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October 2012

Walking with Latino Survivors

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This webinar highlights best practices for advocates when working with Latino survivors.
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September 2012

Understanding the New Immigration Remedy of "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" and How This May Be Helpful for Immigrant Survivors

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On August 15, 2012 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This is a new policy which permits individuals under the age of 31, who arrived to the U.S. before the age of 15 and currently have undocumented legal status, to apply for deferred action if they meet certain criteria. Although this remedy is not specific to survivors, it is important for domestic violence/sexual assault programs to be familiar with this remedy and make sure survivors are aware of this option.
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July 2012

Immigration Relief for Victims of Abuse and Domestic Violence

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This Handbook outlines immigration remedies for non-citizen victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It is intended to aid attorneys who typically practice family law and have experience working with domestic violence victims. The Handbook hopes to aid such practitioners in expanding their services to those victims who also need legal help with their immigration issues.