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Civil Legal Rights & Protections Content Topic Results

The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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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LGBTQ Relationships and the Law

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The legal system is an important tool in your safety planning, whether you’re straight or LGBTQ. This short handout provides safety tips for LGBTQ youth for seeking legal assistance and protection.
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Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help

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This site provides a listing of legal assistance resources in each state, accessed by selecting a state from the drop-down menu under “Do You Need to Find Legal Help?” or clicking on the state on the map. Listings include information on legal aid for low-income people and specialized help for those who qualify. Information is also available in Spanish.
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No Free Pass to Harass: Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Women Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases

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This guide is intended as a tool for effective litigation of sexual harassment claims brought on behalf of immigrant women workers.
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Interactive Public Benefits Maps

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NIWAP's Interactive Public Benefits Maps break down the types of public benefits available to immigrant survivors and immigrant children, based the victim’s or the child’s immigration status, the type of immigration case the victim may have filed, and the state in which the immigrant resides.
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Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women

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Adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, CEDAW has been ratified by 187 countries. CEDAW does not explicitly mention VAW, but it defines what constitutes discrimination against women, establishes norms and standards, and obligates states that have ratified the convention to end discrimination against women and girls.