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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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Framework for Developing School Policies to Address Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

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This guide will assist schools and school districts in developing comprehensive policies addressing healthy relationships and abuse intervention and response.
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U Visa for Domestic Violence Crimes

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This brief provides general information about the process of applying for U visa.
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Overcoming Inadmissibility for U Visa applicants

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This paper provides information and strategies for applying for U visa application waivers.
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Domestic Violence Survivors

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This webpage identifies a number of consumer issues faced by survivors of domestic violence, including: budgeting, prioritizing debt, credit reports, repairing damaged credit, utility rights, managing debt, assistance with payments, student loans, bankruptcy, and foreclosure.
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Male Reproductive Control of Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence in the United States

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Abstract: "Women who have experienced intimate partner violence are consistently found to have poor sexual and reproductive health when compared to non-abused women, but the mechanisms through which such associations occur are inadequately defined (Coker, 2007). Through face-to-face, semi-structured in-depth interviews, we gathered full reproductive histories of 71 women aged 18-49 with a history of IPV recruited from a family planning clinic, an abortion clinic and a domestic violence shelter in the United States.
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Bringing NO MORE To Your School

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This one-hour webinar is free and provides information, resources, and tools for students interested in raising awareness and action around ending domestic violence and sexual assault on their campuses or in their local communities.
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Victims' Bill of Rights

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This page shares the bill of rights for victims in action used by DoD law enforcement and legal personnel to inform and provide reasonable services and accommodations for military victims of crime. It also lists and explains important forms used in the legal process for victims.
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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501 and 505

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prohibiting employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal government
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OVC Reports to the Nation 2013 and 2015

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These online reports highlight innovative programs and victim-centered initiatives, summarize financial support to states and U.S. territories, and provide insight into OVC's strategic efforts to address both emerging and enduring challenges in order to expand and enhance victim assistance throughout the Nation.
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Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet and the Communications Decency Act

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This issue brief provides information on the Communications Decency Act (CDA) - its immunity provisions, exceptions, and historical legal challenges - and the Tech Communitys self-regulation. Includes recommendations including the open request for the tech community collaboration to combat the issue of child exploitation and trafficking on the Internet.
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Indiana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report 2009-2010

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In the two-year period of 2009-2010, 116 women, children and men died in Indiana when domestic abuse escalated to lethal levels of violence. The goal of this report is to publicly acknowledge these deaths, learn from them, and implement strategies designed to prevent future violence.
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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.