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Realities for Immigrant Populations: How they Experience the System

Author(s): Gail Pendleton, Ellen Kemp
"Although the number of applications for VAWA status has increased, winning a VAWA self-petition is only the first step in achieving safety and independence. To gain lawful permanent residence, applicants must overcome additional legal barriers. The complicated phases of applying for immigration status coupled with the passage of VAWA 2000 have created new questions and the need for greater expertise."
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Reproductive Justice In Action

Author(s): Rebecca Jordan-Young, Lucy Trainor, Janet Jakobsen
This report explores the ways in which organizations led by women of color are elaborating reproductive justice in connection with economic justice.
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Sisters Helping Sisters to Thrive: The Women’s Collective Model

The purpose of this document is to contribute to the growing body of knowledge of effective models for addressing the comprehensive needs of women and girls of color living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS in the United States and beyond.
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Identifying Whether an Interpreter is Needed and Tips for Working with an Interpreter

This tip sheet presents information on how to determine if a client needs an interpreter and provides tips on working with interpreters to communicate effectively with clients. It also provides guidelines on assessing the interpreter's knowledge of the Code of Professional Responsibility and on assessing the interpreter's skill to interpret the information accurately.
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Breaking the Mould

This website provides resources for primary schools to examine the impact of gender stereotypes and challenge gender norms.
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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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Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet: What to do if you or someone you know is sexually harassed

This article lists several unwanted behaviors that may be considered sexual harassment and offers suggestions on how to confront and stop sexual harassment and harassers.
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Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health

Author(s): Linda Chamberlain
This document provides an introduction to basic prevention concepts by exploring the public health approach, two classification systems, a planning tool used to develop more comprehensive initiatives, and the importance of understanding terminology. It addresses the topics of women's health, mental health and substance abuse, family planning, STIs and HIV, perinatal programs, breastfeeding, child and adolescent health, and injury and violence prevention.
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Gender Equality In Disasters: Six Principles for Engendered Relief and Reconstruction

This document highlights gender equality and risk reduction principles for guiding disaster response.
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The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

This Toolkit is part of a broad-based effort to prevent violence in the homes of criminal justice families and to support healthy families, agencies, and communities. The training is designed as a prevention tool for criminal justice officers.
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Praxis Safety & Accountability Audit Tool Kit

This toolkit is a critical how-to guide for communities assessing their institutional responses to violence against women.
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Victims' Bill of Rights

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.