This paper provides information regarding childhood trauma and how trauma-informed care can be used to address the issue through the understanding of the connections between the presenting symptoms and behaviors and the child's past trauma history.

Responding to Childhood Trauma: The Promise and Practice of Trauma Informed Care

This paper discusses joint approaches in intimate partner violence and sexual violenceprimary prevention. Advocates can learn about strategies for advancing both issues, working with funders and state coalitions, and how to support those implementing dual issue strategies.

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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.

This review is one of the first undertaken on the availability of policies addressing the prevention of sexual violence globally. It involves an analysis of literature on risk factors and social dynamics underpinning rape and critique of best practice in rape prevention policy internationally.

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The report documents sexual violence and killing of Somali civilians by Ethiopian troops, militias, and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces. In light of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, the report urges the above parties to stop these human rights violations.

Routinely Targeted: Attacks on Civilians in Somalia

This document discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on violence against women and acts as a starting point for discussing and advancing new violence prevention strategies.

Safety & Justice for All: Examining the Relationship Between the Women's Anti-violence Movement and the Criminal Legal System

This report provides a review of innovative policy options for the management of sexual offenders.

This research report from the Western Criminology Review explores the use and effectiveness of sex offender registries. Data for this research was collected from a sample of registered sex offenders.

Sex Offender Registries as a Tool for Public Safety: Views from Registered Offenders

This research report discusses the findings of a study conducted largely in a border town in Mexico.  The researcher conducted in-depth interviews with individuals directly engaged in the sex trade.  According to the report, previous information on human trafficking relied heavily on information provided by agencies responding to it, including advocacy groups and law enforcement, but little direct research has been conducted.  This study sought to determine the extent to which coercion and manipulation were employed and how these operations were organized.

Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 2012 to examine the prevalence of this abuse and existing responses and to recommend next steps for a national strategy to respond to this epidemic. This issues brief summarizes the study, its findings, and its recommendations.

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