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November 2015

Reproductive Justice Hearing: Criminal Punishment & Civil Regulation of Pregnant Women

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Expert panels covered issues such as violations of women’s reproductive privacy, women's mass incarceration (and their health behind bars), access to reproductive health services, domestic violence, online sexual harassment, and the religious objections to medical services.
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October 2015

Single, Young Female - Seeking Asylum: The Struggles Victims of Sex Trafficking Face under Current United States Refugee Law

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This law review note explores the obstacles faced by female survivors of sex trafficking seeking asylum in the United States.
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September 2015

If You Really Care About Reproductive Justice, You Should Care About Transgender Rights

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Topics covered in this fact sheet fall under the following assertions: reproductive justice requires transgender people have access to comprehensive health care; reproductive justice means economic justice for trans women; reproductive justice demands an end to physical violence against transgender individuals; reproductive justice necessitates the use of inclusive language; how you can support transgender rights and reproductive justice.
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July 2015

State Employment-Related Discrimination Statutes

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This matrix lists for each state: the employment discrimination statute; covered employees; factors on which employment discrimination is prohibited; compensatory damages; punitive damages; attorney fees; and other relief.
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July 2015

Supporting Survivors: The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence

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This report focuses on assessing the economic benefits of providing civil legal assistance to domestic violence victims by examining the underlying transaction between an attorney and her client.
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June 2015

Know Your Rights! Trans Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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This fact sheet outlines trans survivors’ rights under VAWA.
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May 2015

Final Report of the “Impact of Legal Representation on Child Custody Decisions among Families with a History of Intimate Partner Violence Study”

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This report describes study that was conducted to test whether intimate partner violence victims gain greater legal protections in child custody cases when represented by an attorney.
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April 2015

Choosing and Working with a Lawyer

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This section of WomensLaw includes information on choosing and working with a lawyer in civil court proceedings, such as protection orders, custody, and divorce.
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April 2015

Preparing Your Case

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This section of WomensLaw provides tips on preparing for a final protection order hearing in civil court. Although it is geared towards protection order cases, the general principles may be useful for litigants representing themselves in other types of cases as well, such as custody cases.
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April 2015

Human Trafficking and Immigration Rights

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This brief report covers topics including barriers to accessing immigration remedies for trafficked persons and increased vulnerability of workers that lack immigration protections. It also outlines recommendations regarding access to legal immigration status.
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April 2015

Talking About Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT People

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This publication provides conversation approaches and talking points to help allies build and sustain solid, lasting support for nondiscrimination laws, and also factually and effectively address concerns that might be raised when discussing the need for such laws.
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February 2015

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence

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This guide includes exercises, examples, and discussion questions to help you customize your laws to meet the needs of your community. This resource was revised and updated in March of 2015, including changes addressing issues concerning the 2010 enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act and VAWA 2013.