This report discusses the experiences of immigrant farmworkers in the United States with a range of sexually violent behaviors. The report suggests that these experiences are common, reporting is limited, and the involvement of a victim advocate may increase reporting.

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The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

This toolkit employs art, in various forms, as a universal language and medium for communicating their message about sexual assault prevention and awareness. 

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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 manual aims to provide guidance to lawyers on issues that arise in the context of representing U visa applicants. It is designed for practitioners who are familiar with basic immigration terms and legal concepts. The manual is not meant to be an exhaustive source of the law; it is not meant to provide instruction on every aspect of representation, nor is it meant to take the place of direct legal advice, advocacy, or a practitioner’s own research and evaluation of the case.

Immigration Relief for Crime Victims: The U Visa Manual

This report offers a glimpse into the ongoing violence against women in Darfur and includes stats and short stories from survivors. It concludes by giving recommendations for stopping the rapes in Darfur and in conflicts throughout the world. The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur
The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur

This report provides information about the sexual abuse of immigrants while in detention centers in the United States.
 
No Refuge Here: A First Look at Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention

This fact sheet provides legal information for immigrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and also those who are HIV-positive.
 
Immigration Issues

This report summarizes findings from a study about the cirminal justice system's approach to immigrant victims of crime and barriers that prohibit immigrants from reporting crimes.
 
Immigrant Populations as Victims: Toward a Multicultural Criminal Justice System

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