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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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January 2013
One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, where sexual assault and violence against women has escalated to murder.
Authors: Current TV television network
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
Online privacy and safety is more than just checking your privacy settings. This video series discusses how you can be private and secure when using social media.
Authors: National Network to End Domestic Violence
November 2014
This video is part of the "See the Signs, Speak Out" series on starting conversations in the workplace about domestic and sexual violence.
Authors: Ohio Domestic Violence Network
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.
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