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Domestic Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of domestic violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

NOTE: VAWnet staff and consultants are aware of the potential implications of "listing" various populations and communities in finite and discreet categories. We are engaging in ongoing discussion and struggle to fairly present the available materials and to remain accessible to those seeking the information. We also are aware that individuals are dynamic and find themselves in many "categories" at one time or another, and therefore we are attempting to ensure that all materials are cross-listed in as many relevant sections as possible so that the information will be utilized to the fullest of their potential.

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Updated 2009
This booklet provides an overview of domestic violence experienced by immigrant victims and safety planning with immigrant victims.
Authors: Legal Momentum and Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas
Examines the relationship between Canada-US-Mexico in the effort to combat trafficking across borders with a focus on the increased vulnerability to trafficking that migrant workers suffer as a result of strengthened post-9/11 US immigration policies.
Authors: GAATW Working Paper
This manual provides information to immigrant, migrant and refugees living in rural communities about their rights, legal options and public assistance available, and safety planning tips. Includes strategies for improving services for survivors.
Authors: Legal Momentum and Organizacion en California de Lideres Campesinas, Inc.