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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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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 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
October 2012
Beliefs about manhood that allow men to exploit and use violence against women are ingrained in our culture. With Impunity engages the thinking of leading historians, sociologists and practitioners to examine our past, cultural realities and options for ending gender-based violence.
Authors: TPT Documentaries
September 2012
This sermon focuses on bringing awareness to congregations on domestic violence.
Authors: Family Ministries Archdiocese of Chicago
August 2012
Participants in these four video podcasts discussed their experiences at the Women of Color Networks 2012 Institute and the approaches used within their organizations to promoting collective empowerment, leadership, and ending institutional racism.
Authors: Sandra Henriquez & Ellen Yin-Wycoff