This handbook was designed by NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund to help employers effectively address the issue of violence against women with creative and inexpensive solutions. This second, updated edition of the 1996 guide explains the pertinent legal issues, and suggests ways employers can develop strategies for dealing with violence-related issues that fit their needs, and those of their employees.
The Impact of Violence in the Lives of Working Women: Creating Solutions-Creating Change

Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.  This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This update to the original 2008 National Plan provides practical steps that individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers can implement to promote positive youth development and prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Veiw The National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children

For people who identify as LGBTQComing Out Cover, the coming out process can be both difficult and freeing.  This special resource offers some considerations for the coming out process and background on the journey an individual might take in discussing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This guide examines the use of polygraph tests and other truth-telling devices (sometimes called “lie-detector tests”) in sexual assault investigations. It is meant to support the Violence Against Women Act and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) provision that truth-telling devices must not be used with sexual assault victims as a condition of charging or prosecution of an offense. This guide examines special issues relevant to using truth-telling devices with sexual assault victims. Legislative and judicial actions that have been taken as a result of this debate will also be discussed. Victim advocates, law enforcement officers, and policy makers may use this guide to develop policies, practices, and procedures and to improve collaborations regarding the use of truth-telling devices as the VAWA 2005 provision is adopted across the United States. 

The guide explains the Refugee Council approach to best practice in caring for women who have been subject to sexual violence, including rape. The guide has been written to assist staff in RCOs, Refugee Agencies and other welfare and advice organizations that provide services to refugee and asylum seeking women. It is also intended as a tool for staff in rape crisis centers and health service settings who encounter refugee and asylum seeking women who have been raped or exposed to sexual violence.
The Vulnerable Women’s Project Good Practice Guide: Assisting Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women affected by Rape or Sexual Violence

This document will introduce readers to primary prevention and to the concepts, terms and models that comprise this approach. It will explore the movement’s history for lessons learned and talk about how the work of preventing sexual violence connects directly and indirectly to the work that each of us in the movement does. Finally, it will help you talk the talk. We will explore the public health model and associated terminology so that you can use it if you need it (e.g., when talking with funders), but it will not be a main focus.

Tools for Change: An Introduction to the Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault

This brochure provides information about trafficking in the Unites States to non-governmental organizations.
Trafficking in Persons: A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations

This Guide describes how to develop, implement, and evaluate a process for training professionals to engage in sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention. The Guide is designed to help practitioners tailor individual trainings to different groups of professionals. It provides definitions of sexual violence and intimate partner violence and includes real-life examples to illustrate theory put into practice. In addition to step-by-step guidance on all the tasks necessary for planning a training, the Guide includes tip sheets, worksheets, checklists, and an extensive resource list.

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An evaluation guide from the CDC explains the continuum of evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs, policies and practices.  Advocates, researchers and policy-makers can use the information in this guide to determine if they are achieving outcomes and making the intended changes.

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