Recent Additions to the VAWnet Library
The resources on this page are the newest additions to our online collection, listed in decending order by date added (the newest resources are listed first).
Summary of Changes from VAWA Reauthorization 2013 by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (2013)
This document reviews definitions, grant conditions, and changes included under various titles of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act.
More to Do: The Road to Equality for Women in the United States by the Ms. Foundation for Women (March 2013)
This report proposes a benchmark for the status of women today and a guide to critical policy changes that can help women overcome challenges in the areas of economic justice, reproductive justice and safety.
The Night is Another Country: Impunity and violence against transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Secretariat) (October 2012)
This report analyses the testimonies of transgender women human rights defenders and HIV activists in different Latin American countries, with a particular focus on Guatemala and Honduras.
Violence and Indigenous Women: Document presented to the CSW57 by the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas and the CHIRAPAQ Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru (March 2013)
This document presents an analysis of the context to understand and eradicate the different expressions of violence against indigenous women, such us armed conflicts and militarization and the impacts of extractive industries, among others.
Safety Planning around Technology: A Guide for Survivors of Domestic and Dating Violence by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This easily accessible resource offers guidance for survivors in planning for safety when digital abuse, stalking, harassment, or monitoring is occurring.
Saving Our Sons: A 10-step plan to keep them nonviolent by Ted Zeff (2013)
This brief paper describes 10 simple steps that parents of sons can take to help combat the culture of violence for future generations.
#FemFuture: Online Revolution by Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti for the Barnard Center for Research on Women (March 2013)
In this report, the authors build on a 2012 convening where 21 writers, activists, and educators who work in the online feminist landscape came together to discuss their needs, desires, and hopes for the online feminist future. Here they provide a cogent explanation of the power of online organizing, the risks and challenges of the current state of the field, and some possible solutions for creating a more sustainable system.
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma by the Office for Victims of Crime (March 2013)
This online video series addresses the needs of children exposed to violence and victimization.
A girl’s right to learn without fear: Working to end gender-based violence at school by Margaret Eleanor Greene, Omar J. Robles, Krista Stout, and Tanja Suvilaakso for Plan International (2013)
This plan calls on governments to prioritize actions tied to 8 key principles to ensure that all children can learn free from violence, and that girls benefit from their equal right to education.
Violence Against Women and Girls in the Post-2015 Framework: Why and How by zohra moosa for ActionAid UK (October 2012)
This paper discusses the ways that gender-based violence against women and girls (VAWG) undermines global development, peace, human rights and social justice as a root cause of inequality, and outlines why a new post-2015 international framework should tackle it.n
Domestic Violence Counts 2012: A 24-hour census of domestic violence shelters and services by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (2013)
For the seventh consecutive year, NNEDV conducted a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S. on September 12, 2012.
Supporting the Mother/Child Bond to Build Strength & Resiliency: Strategies for Domestic Violence Advocates by Ann Brickson and Beth Plautz for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Adapted by Casey Keene (2010)
This document offers 13 key elements of a strong mother/child relationship for families who have lived with domestic violence and offers concrete suggestions for advocacy and support.
Understanding Evidence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013)
This interactive online resource guides evidence-based decision making in the work to prevent violence in communities and homes.
Tips for Supporting Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence: What You Might See and What You Can Doe by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (May 2012)
This tip sheet gives describes common behaviors among infants, young children, school-age children, and adolescents exposed to domestic violence and provides concrete recommendations about ways advocates can help.
Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Women by Carolyn M. West in consultation with Kalimah Johnson (March 2013)
This Applied Research paper reviews the sociohistorical context of Black women’s sexual victimization, the characteristics of Black rape survivors and their experiences, and the risk factors that elevate Black women’s vulnerability to rape and consequences thereof. Culturally sensitive techniques to promote resilience are offered.
Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: An interview with Alisa Klein [17:55] by Ali Mailen Perrotto for VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (March 2013)
In this podcast, the advocate consultant of the VAWnet Applied Research Paper titled Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What is Working? shares her thoughts on the research, trends, and recommendations discussed in the document.n
Using Policies to Promote Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What is Working? by Carol Plummer in consultation with Alisa Klein (March 2013)
This Applied Research paper reviews both international and U.S.-based policy efforts to promote sexual abuse prevention and offers considerations for policy development in communities and organizations.
Domestic Violence Prevention: A History of Milestones and Achievements by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (March 2013)
This timeline documents key historical events known to significantly impact or advance the goal of intimate partner violence prevention in the United States, noting intersections with sister social justice movements. The information is complied from several timelines and listings of prevention milestones.
Sheltering Animals & Families Together: Start-Up Manual by Allie Phillips for SAF-T (2012)
This manual provides simple, how-to methods for starting SAF-T at a domestic violence shelter. SAF-T is available to encourage every domestic violence shelter throughout the United States and other countries to keep people and their pets safe.
A Systematic Review of Trauma-Focused Interventions for Domestic Violence Survivors by Carole Warshaw, Cris Sullivan, and Echo Rivera for the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (February 2013)
This literature review provides an analysis of nine trauma-based treatments specifically designed or modified for survivors of domestic violence, along with caveats and recommendations for research and practice going forward.
Tax Credits and Domestic Violence Survivors by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (2013)
This fact sheet describes challenges for domestic violence survivors when it comes to tax preparation and reviews available resources that may be a helpful support, such as free tax filing assistance and refundable tax credits.
Capitol Offense: Police Mishandling of Sexual Assault Cases in the District of Columbia by Human Rights Watch (January 2013)
This report concludes that in many sexual assault cases in Washington DC, the police did not file incident reports, which are required to proceed with an investigation, or misclassified serious sexual assaults as lesser or other crimes.
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation by Mikel L. Walters, Jieru Chen, and Matthew J. Breiding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (January 2013)
This special report examines lifetime victimization of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence by respondents’ self-reported sexual orientation.