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VAWnet’s Special Collections are organized lists of select resources on specific topics related to violence against women that provide contextual information to encourage critical analysis. Collections are developed by VAWnet staff and our consultants and collaborative partners at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse at the University of Minnesota. All collections are subjected to a peer-review process where seasoned advocates, academics, and other professionals in the field with particular expertise in the issue at hand are invited to provide input and recommend resources.

We have organized the Special Collections according to the topic areas below. Please click on the tabs to view VAWnet’s offering of collections in each area. Or see our full list of collections as a printer-friendly PDF. If for any reason you cannot find what you're searching for, please send us a materials request via our online contact form.

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Updated August 2012
This special collection brings together selected documents that focus on international policies, programs, and approaches to prevent and intervene in violence against women.
Authors: Sheetal Rana
March 2010
This mini collection offer information about the impact of natural disasters on women and their children and provides a listing of organizations/initiatives that are supporting relief efforts in Haiti, especially those focused on delivering aid to women and responding to those at higher risk for sexual and/or domestic violence.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
March 2008
This collection aims to raise awareness about some of the realities facing women in Iraq. The collection focuses more specifically on how current events in Iraq have uniquely impacted Iraqi women and have engendered various forms of violence against women.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
March 2008
This collection explores controversial measures taken by the federal government of Australia within the Northern Territory, ostensibly to address the issue of sexual abuse of Aboriginal children.
Authors: NationNational Resource Center on Domestic Violence
March 2008
This collection highlights and celebrates the tremendous work being done in Brazil to end violence against women. The selected materials and resources provide a snapshot of the magnitude of the problem and highlight various recommendations for public policy as well as opportunities for community involvement and action.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
July 2007
This collection aims to illuminate different forms of, and perspectives on, human trafficking and to provide relevant resources to help guide more informed and critical advocacy, research, and thought.
Authors: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center