A Brown Paper from the National Compadres Network (NCN) discusses moving beyond trauma-informed services toward a practice of culturally-informed healing. This approach takes into account elements of culture and experience that can help to promote healing after a traumatic experience. The report specifically focuses on Latino men and boys and the social factors that influence and detract from their healing.

Read the paper.

Esta guía nacional provee descripciones y información sobre recursos disponibles en español sobre la violencia sexual. (This national guide provides descriptions and information on sexual violence resources that are available in Spanish.)

This report from Amnesty International highlights the issue of sexual violence among indigenous women in the United States.  Interviews were conducted with Native American and Alaska Native survivors, their families, activists, support workers, service providers and health workers.  Issues of marginalization and discrimination are discussed as well as jurisdiction, policing, and prosecution problems.  Recommendations for addressing violence against indigenous women are also offered.
 Maze of Injustice

Maze of Injustice, released in 2007, unraveled some of the reasons why Indigenous women in the USA are at such risk of sexual violence and why survivors are so frequently denied justice.

At the one year mark of the release of Maze of Injustice, there is significant, even historical, opportunity for change but there is also real danger that the follow through that is so desperately needed will not happen. It will require working together on all levels to fulfill the promises made.

This update presents the main achievements of the past year in more detail and identifies urgent priorities going forward.
 
Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA

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 Applied Research paper summarizes findings of existing research and other documents on sex trafficking of Native women and girls in the U.S. and Canada and the legal issues related to their protection. 
 

 


 

The occurrence of sexual violence is related to one’s access to safe and affordable housing. This is true for both sexual violence perpetration and vicpicture of door of white housetimization. Oppression can both heighten risk and compound the barriers that sexual violence victims and survivors encounter in housing arenas. This guide is intended to equip advocates with information and resources to support their housing advocacy efforts. To these ends, information on housing as both a sexual violence prevention and intervention advocacy area is explored.

 This guide is part of the Housing and Sexual Violence Information Packet. The packet also includes: the National Survey of Advocates on Sexual Violence, Housing, and the Violence Against Women Act; an overview; a fact sheet; an online resource collection; and a technical assistance bulletin on housing and sexual violence.

This issue of the Partners in Social Change Newsletter includes various articles on the topic of engaging men in the movement to end sexual violence.  Topics include guiding principles for men in the movement, reaching queer and trans men, and a "Framework for Engaging Average Joe," among others.

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

This comprehensive report details advocates’ needs related to sexual violence in Latin@ communities. For example, while 91.4% of advocates who responded to the national survey said their organization has identified demographics of their intended service population, just 19.3% thought that their clients served matched those demographics; also, participants consistently discussed the importance of creating culturally specific materials that truly reflect the culture of Latin@ and/or Spanish-speaking communities.

Also available in Spanish.

In addition to the full report, the executive summary and an infographic are available.

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