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Winter 2003 Issue # 3
 
Resources on Gendered Violence

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Websites

Behind The Mask is a website on gay and lesbian affairs in Africa. Offers information on and support to 36 African countries.

Bully Online web site of the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line, and the world's leading resource on bullying and related issues where Tim Field shares his unique insight into workplace bullying, the common denominator of harassment, discrimination, prejudice, abuse, conflict, and violence. Bully OnLine gives the reader the knowledge to identify, understand and tackle a common cause of stress, anxiety, waste, inefficiency, dysfunction, ill health, trauma, cost, and litigation. Bully OnLine also contains pages on workplace violence, domestic abuse, trauma, PTSD, suicide, child bullying, bullying in schools, child suicide, stalking, and other related issues.

Canadian Health Network This health centre has resources on all forms of abuse and family violence, including partner violence, sexual assault, and abuse of children and older adults. We also offer information on violence prevention programs, and resources to assist people who have experienced violence and those who care about them.

Cybergrrl Safety Net features a number of stories of women who were in an abusive relationship and overcame them, listing of books, domestic violence links, an abusive relationship checklist, and a domestic violence quiz.

The National Women's Health Information Center created the Violence Against Women web page to provide abused women and their loved ones with resources and information they can use to get help.

UNICEF-Teachers Talking provides teachers with background information and activities that support child protection.

Print Media

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
Newsweek says: As powerful and timely now as when it was first published, Against Our Will stands as a unique document of the history of politics, the sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of men and women under the law. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating work of lasting social importance. Chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the outstanding books of the year. For more information, click here.

Community Solutions to Domestic Violence Must Address Cultural Roots and Beliefs provides an overview of the history of the movement, the reasons for denial of the problem and its impact and some solutions for healing domestic violence in the African American community. Click here for more information.

Gender Stereotypes: The Links to Violence Given adolescents' particular vulnerability to sexual abuse and dating violence, educational programming must incorporate issues of gender-role stereotyping and gender expectations. Gender Stereotypes provides policies and practical solutions to this pervasive problem. For more information, click here.

Picturing a Life Free of Violence: Media and Communications Strategies to End Violence Against Women showcases a wealth and variety of media and communications strategies and materials used around the world to end violence against women. The publication highlights materials and campaigns, providing descriptions of innovative communications methods for awareness raising. It is an attempt to facilitate information sharing between organizations working to end violence against women, so that strong and effective strategies can be replicated in other contexts. For more information, click here.

Taking Action to Prevent Adolescent Violence: Educational Resources for Schools and Community Organizations is an annotated bibliography of interpersonal violence prevention materials useful in school-based as well as community-based settings. It provides an overview of youth violence and the evaluation of violence prevention programs, lists different types of interventions for violence prevention, includes key elements in promising programs, and presents considerations for selecting and implementing violence prevention curricula. For more information, click here.

Teen Dating Violence: (Volume 1, Spring 1993) Early prevention efforts are required to reduce the growing number of violent dating relationships among teens. This issue of Options explores the scope of the problem and features model prevention and intervention programs nationwide. Youth violence prevention activities by state maternal and child health agencies are described, and a list of resources on youth violence prevention is included. Part of Options Newsletter. Click here to order.

The Batterer is the real, authentic, well-presented, well researched work on the psychology of battery. Readers will learn what the author has taught practitioners, law enforcement professionals, and victims advocates: the truth about domestic violence, offered with insight and intellectual integrity. The detailed chapters on how the parents affected the abuser as a child can be very helpful. For more information, click here.

The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to every woman who, was sexually abused as a child -- and those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. The authors weave personal experience with professional knowledge to show the reader how she can come to terms with her past while moving powerfully into the future. They provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, a map of the healing journey, and many moving first-person examples of the recovery process drawn from their interviews with hundreds of survivors. For more information, click here.

The Criminal Justice and Community Response to Rape describes organizational and procedural changes in several urban jurisdictions that have assisted criminal justice and victim service agencies in combating rape. This book contains important nuts and bolts lessons for sex crime investigators, prosecutors and victim assistance professionals. Click here to order.

Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents ( A unit of Teenage Health Teaching Modules) Recommended for grades 9 & 10, this module, students explore the nature of interpersonal violence and address ways to prevent it. During the course of 10 sessions, students identify positive ways to express anger and consider alternatives to violence. Click here to order.

Violence and Teen Pregnancy: A Resource Guide for MCH Practioners This resource guide was developed to assist public health professionals who work with pregnant and parenting adolescents. It is designed to raise awareness of the complex problem of violence against pregnant teens and help providers identify ways they can intervene. It includes literature review, a set of practical steps and measures that professionals can take, a reproducible toolkit, descriptions of a dozen programs and an annotated list of key resources. Click here to order.

Organizations

Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States. Apna Ghar takes its name from a Hindi-Urdu phrase meaning "Our Home", and since January 1990 has served over 3800 domestic violence clients.

Casa Myrna Vasquez is New England's largest organization dedicated to ending domestic violence through intervention and prevention. Their comprehensive programs and services include 24 hour access to emergency services statewide innovative residential and community programs and social justice advocacy.

Jane Doe, Inc. raises awareness, engages people to take action, increases access to and improves the delivery of services, acts as a clearinghouse of information, promotes efforts to address the needs of underserved communities, and advocates for public and private funding and improved policies and practices in the public and private sectors.

Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women provides prevention and intervention programs including a nationally recognized self-defense training program and the "In Touch With Teens" relationship violence prevention curriculum. These programs reach underserved and high-risk women, teens and children, those who are Deaf, homeless, elderly, physically or developmentally disabled, and recent immigrants.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) MINCAVA currently houses four interconnected projects which all support the Center's primary mission of supporting education, research, and access to information about violence. These four projects are as follows: the MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse, violence against women online resources, education and resources.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses and task forces developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

The Coalition on Violence Against Women - Kenya is a women's human rights organization that is committed to the eradication of all forms of violence against women and the promotion of women's human rights. They provide legal aid, professional counseling services, referrals to appropriate agencies for further assistance, support group sessions for women and children, rescue missions in cases of emergencies, information through the hotline, awareness raising sessions on violence against women, trainings for law enforcement agents, and trainings for health care providers.

Houston Area Women's Center empowers women to advance their roles, rights and well being. HAWC provides shelter and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They serve people without regard to age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, color or ability. We educate and inform children, youth and the community at large to prevent and eliminate the causes of domestic and sexual violence.

Oaklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault coordinates the bi-monthly meetings of the Steering Committee, conducts needs assessments of the service providers, maintains a resource library in excess of 5,000 pieces, publishes the Coalition newsletter, and participates with national coalitions and victim organizations. The Education division honors requests for training, education, and technical assistance and is instrumental in the planning and coordination of the State Conference, seminars, and training events. The State Office coordinates the annual day at the State Capitol, and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.

SafePlace, Texas exists to end sexual and domestic violence and abuse. SafePlace helps those hurt by violence to heal and empower themselves. They provide prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy to their community promoting women, children, and men to lead safe and healthy lives.

The Inter-Faculty Working Group on Gender and Violence (UK) Under the auspices of the School for Policy Studies, the Inter-Faculty Working Group on Gender and Violence was established at University of Bristol in 2001. This group aims to focus on inter-disciplinary, more integrated approaches to gender violence and foster closer links between research and practice.

The Northwest Network of bisexual, trans, lesbian & gay survivors of abuse sponsors support groups, safety planning, individual counseling, legal advocacy and community organizing for folks of all genders in Seattle, Washington USA and the Puget Sound area.

United Nations Inter-Agency Campaign On Women's Human Rights In Latin America And The Caribbean sponsored by UNDP, UNIFEM, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNHCR, UNHCHR, and ECLAC draws on the network of representatives and staff members of each sponsoring agency as well as the UN Information Centers NGOs, and public and private institutions throughout the region for advocacy, capacity building, media communication, distribution of materials, and arrangement of events. Products for advocacy, regional products consist of TV & radio spots; a web-site, e-mail releases, articles for the press on linkages between violence and human rights, poverty, citizenship, population, etc, distributed for key dates; pins, pens, posters, stickers, t-shirts; world guide on the status of women in Latin America and the Caribbean, production of regional magazine MARIA MARIA, and regional comparative reports on the situation of violence against women.

Violence Against Women Prevention Program (University of Connecticut) members are dedicated to promoting awareness of issues such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, images of women in the media, pornography, and sex role socialization. Relationship violence and healthy sexual attitudes are also addressed in this program.

Women's Justice Center (for Latina Women in California) provides advocacy, free of charge, for victims of rape, domestic violence, and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other under served communities of Sonoma County. To provide advocacy training and community education. They coordinate the Task Force on Women in Policing with the goal of increasing the number of women and minorities in our law enforcement agencies.

 

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