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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Strategies to Expand Battered Women's Economic Opportunities

NRCDV Publications
General Material
Published Date
January, 2000

This document provides basic information to domestic violence advocates on specific strategies being implemented around the United States to increase economic opportunties for low-income women and families.

The paper's sections discuss: organizing efforts including grassroots and labor union organizing; the creation of job opportunities and job training including welfare-to-work programs, sectoral employment, microenterprise and self-employment, not-for-profit business ventures, and workplace policies for battered women; ways of creating assets including higher education access and individual development; and, governmental responses including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF) and Child Support Enforcement(CSE). Each section includes a definition of the strategy and program examples. The appendix includes a glossary of terms and a resource list; Footnotes also included.

This paper was published in January 2000 as the ninth in a series of policy and practice papers from the Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence initiative of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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