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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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Special Collection

Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.
Special Collection
September 2014

Human Trafficking

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.

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  • General Material
January 2018

Healing from Abusive Relationships Booklet

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This booklet is a comprehensive guide on the warning signs of unhealthy or abusive relationships, resources available to youth who are experiencing abusive or unhealthy relationships, legal recourse, and best practices for young people to heal.
Materials
  • General Material
August 2017

Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America

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This report provides state lawmakers and advocates in the United States with the information they need to pass laws that more effectively protect children from the harms of child marriage.
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  • General Material
February 2017

Mapping Transgender Equality in the United States

Publisher(s):
To help make sense of the policy landscape in the states for LGBT people, and transgender people specifically, "Mapping Transgender Equality in the United States" looks at legal equality for transgender people across the country.
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  • General Material
January 2017

The Internet & Intimate Partner Violence: Technology Changes, Abuse Doesn’t

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Online harassment itself is often a form of domestic or sexual violence, and the abuse is often a combination of online intimidation with offline abuse. This article explores ways in which abusers often use the internet and discusses implications for prosecutors.
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  • General Material
August 2016

State HIV Laws

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An interactive and user-friendly guide allowing survivors and advocates to find state-specific legal information about details about HIV Testing and Laboratory Reporting Laws.
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  • General Material
July 2016

Giving Birth Behind Bars: A Guide for Achieving Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women

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This resource is a collection of materials developed by and for communities most affected by the expansion of the prison industrial complex and confronting reproductive oppression within the confines of the walls of these institutions.
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  • General Material
June 2016

Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt

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This webpage details the Supreme Court case in which the court struck down two provisions of a Texas law, HB2, that impose medically unnecessary regulations on doctors and facilities that provide abortions. The webpage includes case background and links to related articles and legal documents.
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  • General Material
April 2016

VAWA Confidentiality Provisions at DHS

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This website provides information on VAWA confidentiality and on reporting VAWA confidentiality violation by a DHS employee.
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  • General Material
March 2016

Minors and Sexting: Legal Implications

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Because transferring and viewing sexually explicit material when the subject is a minor can be considered child pornography, sexting among minors can have serious legal consequences. This article explores some of the legal implications of teen sexting.
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  • General Material
January 2016

Our Comunidad, Our Voices

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This publication demystifies the state legislative process by explaining how bills become law in Colorado, and how individuals can influence the process to create better public policy for their families and their communities.