• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Barriers to accessing services

This section addresses many barriers to services – including but not limited to language barriers, cultural practices, fear of retaliation from assailants, and lack of knowledge about available services – that may prevent some immigrants and refugees from accessing sexual violence-related services. The following documents address some of these issues and offer recommendations for circumventing barriers.