Foundations play a critical role in supporting efforts to address gender-based violence, yet little research has been conducted on the level or type of funding in the U.S. Spurred by the paucity of data and analysis, the Ms. Foundation for Women undertook a multi-pronged study to measure the scope, focus and impact of funding in this area. Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, this report reviews the progress foundations have made in addressing gender based violence in order to sketch the current philanthropic landscape and its potential for growth.

This issue of Connections shares insight from programs that are empowering youth to become media savvy not only by giving them the tools to be critical consumers, but also by giving them a voice.

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Focused on the farming industry, the bulletin describes the risk factors for sexual violence for migrant workers, barriers to reporting, legal rights and advocacy strategies.

This bulletin discusses how to engage youth as valued partners in sexual violence prevention work.

Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence highlights the common experiences of immigrant women who are victims of sexual violence, the legal protections and public benefits available, and practices and suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of services provided to immigrant women.
Immigrant Women and Sexual Violence

This article is featured in the seventh volume of NSVRC’s The Resource newsletter and discusses the significance of VAWA to strengthen sexual-violence work after ten years, the health care response to sexual violence, and prevention issues.
Ten Years of VAWA: Strengthening Anti-Sexual Violence Work

This position statement reveals some of the real-life exploitive experiences and observations of Latina advocates from across the nation. It also offers some concrete steps for retaining their services and expertise.
 
Position Statement in Support of Latina Victim Advocates

The intent of this project was to conduct a survey to assess how or whether organizational structure affects the provision or reporting of sexual assault services in both single program and combined sexual and domestic violence programs.
Organization of Sexual Assault Programs

This Special Edition of the WOCN Update (Issue #95) features the collective voices of women of color and of allies in response to "A Call to Response: Rally to Support the Endangered Woman of  Color Advocate" that was issued on April 13, 2007 by the Women of Color Network.
 
National Response to the Call from WOCN: Collective Voices on the Endangered Woman of Color Advocate

This article is the second part of the new Allicance journal, Revolution. In this part of the journal, Melissa A. DeDomenico-Payne shares her own perspective and experiences within working at sexual assault programs, domestic violence programs and dual programs. The purpose of the article is to be able to make others in the field aware of some of the similarities and differences that exist among stand-alone and dual programs.

 

My Perspective: The Subtle Differences Between...a Stand-Alone Domestic Violence (DV) Program, a Stand-Alone Sexual Assault (SA) Program, and a Dual (DV & SA) Program

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