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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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May 2010

Testimony before Congress by Anuradha Bhagwati

This testimony particularly emphasizes the societal and institutional responses to survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) that continue to place women at greater risk for further violence and isolation. This publication also sheds light on the repercussions of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on service women and men.
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April 2010

Mothers in the Military: Punishing Mothers Who Serve

Author(s): Jessica Scott
* See Women and War, where journalists, experts, female soldiers and veterans share their experiences and discuss issues including women in combat, sexual assault in the military and inadequate benefits for female veterans.
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November 2009

Supporting our Troops, Veterans and their Families: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities for Philanthropy

Author(s): Vanessa Williamson
This reports highlights the challenges faced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the prevalence of TBI, homelessness, PTSD, etc. It also offers lessons learned and suggestions for best practices in addressing the needs of this growing population.
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July 2009

PTSD, TBI and DV: True or False?

This article offers tips to determine when domestic violence is occurring in cases in which the perpetrator is a war veteran suffering from PTSD and/or TBI. Specific guidelines are provided to make such determination while avoiding justifications based on the perpetrator's acquired disability.
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June 2009

"Bring the Gun or You'll Die:" Torture, Rape, and Other Serious Human Rights Violations by Kenyan Security Forces in the Mandera Triangle

This report documents rampant abuses during the operation and provides detailed accounts of the events in four of the 10 communities that were targeted.
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February 2009

The Vulnerable Women's Project: Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women Affected by Rape or Sexual Violence

This literature review summarizes current evidence on the prevalence of sexual violence against refugee women, and addresses topics regarding access to justice in some of the countries from which the Vulnerable Women's Project's clients have fled.
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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 Violence, PTSD and Brain Injury: Military and Civilian Challenges

Author(s): Deborah D. Tucker
This two-part article written by the director of the NCDSV explores the military and civilian challenges presented by domestic violence and behavior that is more often associated with PTSD or TBI, whether attributable to experiences in a military setting or some other influence, such as being a victim of child abuse or sexual assault or from brain injury impacting the impulse control of the sufferer. The author offers recommendations for lawyers and judges as well as resources for intervention with the offender and support for the victims.
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January 2009

World Report 2009

It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2008 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.
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June 2008

Collective Punishment: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Ogaden area of Ethiopia's Somali Regional State

This report documents a dramatic rise in unchecked violence against civilians since June 2007, when the Ethiopian army launched a counterinsurgency campaign against rebels who attacked a Chinese-run oil installation.
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January 2008

Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences and services to assist recovery

Author(s): Terri Tanielian, Lisa H. Jaycox
This report highlights the psychological toll of deployments involving prolonged exposure to combat-related stress over multiple rotations and how these types of deployments may be disproportionately high compared with the physical injuries of combat.
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September 2006

A Conceptual Model of Historical Trauma: Implications for Public Health Practice and Research

Author(s): Michelle Sotero
This article offers an analysis of the theoretical framework of historical trauma theory and provides a general review of the literature. A conceptual model is introduced illustrating how historical trauma might play a role in disease prevalence and health disparities.