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This 48-page report includes information from Human Rights Watch on violations of migrants’ rights in 2010 includes coverage of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Many countries rely on migrant workers to fill labor shortages in low-paying, dangerous, and poorly regulated jobs. Human Rights Watch documented labor exploitation and barriers to redress for migrants in agriculture, domestic work, and construction in Indonesia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Immigration sponsorship systems in many countries give employers immense control over workers and lead to migrants being trapped in abusive situations or unable to pursue redress through the justice system. Sexual abuse of female migrants and trafficking victims has also been documented.

The report provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progres by providing benchmarks of national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them.

This manual was developed through a collaboration of the Family Violence Prevention Center (FVPC) and the Family Violence Prevention Center Advisory Council. The FVPC Advisory Council consists of criminal justice experts from around the state who work on domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking issues. This publication, while helpful for all victim advocates, was specifically designed for victim advocates who have been in the field five years or less. The publication includes information on the following topics:

 
• What is advocacy?
 
• National/State Code of Conduct for advocates
 
• Unauthorized practice of law
 
• Picking your battles
 
• Legal remedies
 
• Safety planning
 
• Emerging issues
 

This report illustrates the results of a cross-national study based on in-depth interviews from both experts and average Americans on Sexual Violence. This study, supported by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center comprises the following three components: 1) an analysis of the discourse on sexual violence from expert interviews, 2) one-on-one cognitive interviews with Americans, and 3) a comparative analysis that “maps the gaps” between expert and lay understandings of this topic. The report concludes with a set of recommendations that will improve communications practice around this issue and inform future research.

Read more about the partnership between NSVRC and Frameworks Institute.

This special collection includes information about 2010 Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA) screening procedures, rights, tips for travelers and information on how to file a complaint for those that feel their rights have been violated.

This nationwide survey, which included more than 1,000 girls ages 14 to 17, finds the increased exposure to social media puts teenage girls in a confusing situation where a girl's image is not always what it seems, as nearly 74 percent of girls agree that most girls use social networking sites to make themselves "cooler than they really are." The survey finds that girls downplay several positive characteristics of themselves online, most prominently their intelligence, kindness and efforts to be a positive influence.

These feelings among others related to emotional safety online and the impact of social media on girls' relationships are further spelled out in the Who's That Girl factsheet (PDF).

 

This Special Collection includes selected materials and resources -- many gender-informed -- that can be used by domestic and sexual violence organizations to increase their preparedness for and response to major disasters and emergencies.

This curriculum is part of Project NIA’s “Exploring the Roots of Violence” initiative, and includes over 30 poems that address gender-based violence as well as tips and suggestions for individuals who are interested in facilitating poetry circles with girls and young women. To receive a free PDF copy of the guide, please complete this FORM.

 

The National Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) have developed two assessment tools to assist those working with victims of sexual violence in identifying strengths and strategies to improve their practice. The Personal Assessment tool will help individual advocates to reflect on their own services, knowledge, and relationships with community partners. The Organizational Assessment will help organizations’ leadership staff to better understand the state of their service provision overall, their entire staff’s knowledge, and their organization’s relationships with community partners.

El Proyecto Nacional de Recursos Compartidos por sus sigla en Ingles (The National Resource Sharing Project, RSP) y el Centro Nacional de Recursos de Violencia Sexual  por sus siglas en Ingles (NSVRC) han desarrollado dos herramientas de evaluación para asistir aquellos que trabajan con victimas de violencia sexual a identificar sus fuertes y estrategias con el fin de mejorar sus practicas. La Herramienta de Evaluación Personal ayudara individualmente a asesoras a analizar sus propios servicios, conocimientos y su relación de colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios. La Evaluación de la Organización ayudara a los lideres del personal  a comprender el estado general de los servicios proveídos, el conocimiento completo del personal en sus organizaciones, y la colaboración con otros servidores comunitarios.

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Personal Assessment (PDF)138.21 KB
Evaluación Personal (PDF)75.22 KB
Organizational Assessment (PDF)158.85 KB
Evaluación Organizacional (PDF)88.77 KB

 

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This bulletin provides an overview of recommendations from survivors and reseachers about how to improve survivors' experiences when interacting with the healthcare system.  Specific roles for advocates are discussed.

Healthcare Issues and Survivors of Sexual Violence

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