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VAWnet: Training Tools

Although virtually every material included in the VAWnet library might be considered useful for training, below we have identified some major categories of training tools to best support the efforts of those working to develop or enhance education efforts in a variety of settings – from public to professional, from academic to agency-based. Each of these materials can assist in raising awareness, increasing capacity, or enhancing one’s knowledge-base.

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June 2015
This informative, animated HIV 101 video explores the difference between HIV and AIDS and the lifecycle of HIV. It details the importance of t-cells, their relation to the immune system, viral load, and the phases/stages of HIV and its progression to AIDS.
Authors: Khan Academy of Medicine
November 2013
The video series includes first-hand experience from trainees, experts, leading activists and survivors expanding on: considerations for filming, creating appropriate questions, safety & security, interviewing techniques and the effects of trauma on survivors.
Authors: WITNESS
June 25, 2013
In this documentary, Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants.
Authors: Frontline, PBS
June 2013
This video shows how one program in Washington State is developing community relationships and expanding services to address the unique needs of survivors who are facing homelessness and housing instability.
Authors: Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Housing First Project
May 2013
This short video featuring labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta can be used as a training tool to raise awareness about the importance of honoring equality when working with Latin@ communities.
Authors: familiaesfamilia.org
March 2013
This online video series addresses the needs of children exposed to violence and victimization.
Authors: Office for Victims of Crime
February 2013
**Trigger Warning** This video provides details about the dangers that transwomen face when transitioning from male to female (MTF) without adequate care and treatment. It also shares the graphic details of the death of a Latin@ transwoman highlighting the devastating impact of transphobia.
Authors: TransLatin@ Coalition
This inspiring video describes the experiences of Latina women from Guatemala as they realized their inner leadership potential. This video is a great example of the strength of Latinas and Latin@ communities as resources for social change. Advocates from La Paz, a Latin@ organization in Chattanooga, TN, adapted the Líderes curriculum developed by Casa de Esperanza for this work.
Authors: La Paz, Chattanooga
Promotores from the Entre Amigos group starred in the bilingual video “50 Messages 50 Faces” as part of their on-going campaign to challenge social norms that perpetuate violence against women.
Authors: Enlace Comunitario
This video discusses how the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) suppresses the HIV virus to "undetectable" levels. An undetectable viral load has an impact on the health of the individual living with HIV, but it may also reduce the risk of transmission, with health implications for couple, and communities.
Authors: Youreka Science in Collaboration with Beta Blog at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation