The purpose of this special collection is to provide resources and an introduction to reproductive justice, focusing particularly on the connections between the elimination of reproductive oppression and domestic and sexual violence. Included is a basic definition of reproductive justice, information about the development and the history of the Reproductive Justice Movement, and related resources. Highlighted in this collection are resources that relate to the holistic well-being of women, families, and communities as it pertains to violence against women and reproductive rights and health. "Reproductive Justice & Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections" makes connections between the Reproductive Justice Movement and the Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Movements in the United States to demonstrate the necessity of collaboration. This collection was developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and the Women of Color Network. Additional resources, including book titles, articles, reports, and journals, can be found by browsing the library at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center or sending information requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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