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Recent Additions to the VAWnet Library

The resources on this page are the newest additions to our online collection, listed in decending order by date added (the newest resources are listed first).


Gender-based violence and HIV across the life course: adopting a sexual rights framework to include older women by Bergen Cooper and Cailin Crockett for Reproductive Health Matters (December 2015)
Building on sexual rights scholarship, this paper argues for an approach to public health interventions for GBV and HIV that acknowledges older women – their sexuality, sexual agency, and activity – so that health providers and advocates acknowledge and serve older survivors.

Survivors in the Margins: The Invisibility of Violence Against Older Women by Cailin Crockett, Bonnie Brandl, and Firoza Chic Dabby for the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (September 2015)
“Examining the impact of generational and aging factors on how older women experience IPV, we assert that the VAW field may be overlooking a wider population of survivors than previously thought.”

The Resource: Technical Assistance from Your Coalition: Planning for the Unexpected by the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) (January 2015)
This document collects lessons learned by DV and SA programs in Missouri that have faced unexpected challenges. The lessons learned can serve as guidance for advocates across the country in planning for disasters and other emergency situations.

Tribal Legal Code Resource: Domestic Violence Laws Guide for Drafting or Revising Victim-Centered Tribal Laws Against Domestic Violence by Sarah Deer, Maureen White Eagle, Kelly Stoner, Carrie A. Martell, and Hallie Bongar White for the National Congress of American Indians Task Force on Violence Against Women (February 2015)
This guide includes exercises, examples, and discussion questions to help you customize your laws to meet the needs of your community. This resource was revised and updated in March of 2015, including changes addressing issues concerning the 2010 enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act and VAWA 2013.

Intersections of Oppression within Organization (Different Paths One Vision) [00:57] by Diane Docis and Sandy Davidson for Alaska Network for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) (May 2015)
This webinar on intersections of oppression, especially in a domestic violence context, is presented by Diane Docis and Sandy Davidson of the organization Praxis International.

Panel Discussion on Intersecting Identities of Disability, Culture, and Gender [00:59] by Darlene Trigg, Margaret Hobart, and Christine King for Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) (February 2015)
This webinar is a panel discussion among three staff members from Alaska social justice organizations discussing how issues involving disability, culture, and gender identity can intersect.

Violence: Intersections of Social, Political and Economic Structures [1:06] by Stephen Bezruchka for Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) (January 2015)
This webinar presented by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka of the University of Washington School of Public Health discusses the intersections between social and economic inequality and violence.

Credit Reporting & Repair for Survivors [1:30] by Laura Russell for Center for Survivor Agency & Justice (September 2015)
In this webinar presented by the Center for Survivor Agency & Justice, attorney Laura Russell of the The Legal Aid Society discusses credit reporting and repair for survivors of domestic violence. The webinar runs 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Safety for Survivors Requires Economic Security: The Link Between Poverty and Domestic Violence (Infographic) by the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (October 2015)
This infographic by the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice succinctly shows how poverty and domestic violence are intertwined.

Credit Checks: An Illegitimate Barrier to Employment for Survivors by Amy Traub, Sara Wee, and Erika Sussman for the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (October 2015)
This webinar presented by the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice and Amy Traub of the policy organization Demos discusses how credit checks can prevent domestic violence survivors from accessing employment.

Rape Myth Acceptance: Implications for Counselor Education Programs by Kristin D. Kushmider, Jennifer E. Beebe, and Linda L. Black for The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision (2015)
This article describes a study of five master’s level counseling students to determine their level of acceptance of rape myths, which are destructive beliefs that rape victims are lying about their abuse or bear some responsibility for their victimization.

Why Opposing Hyper-Incarceration Should be Central to the Work of the Anti-Domestic Violence Movement by Donna Coker and Ahjané D. Macquoid for University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review (2015)
This law review advances the argument that activists working to combat domestic violence should advocate against the current system of mass incarceration.

Líderes Comunitarias: Evaluation of Community Workshops on Domestic Violence by Rosemarie L. Macias for Georgia State University Department of Psychology (Dissertation) (2015)
This dissertation describes a study conducted in the Atlanta, Georgia area of a peer workshop on domestic violence for Latina community members led by local Latina survivors of domestic violence.

DECIMOS NO MÁS Campaign by NO MORE and Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network (November 2015)
This new national campaign engages Latin@s in playing a critical role in ending domestic violence and sexual assault. The campaign targets parents specifically, and encourages them to have meaningful conversations with their children about these issues.

LIVERESPECT Coaching Healthy and Respectful Manhood Curriculum by A Call to Men (November 2015)
This easy-to-integrate curriculum will give coaches, educators, mentors or youth advocates the tools to build young men of character. Young men who complete the curriculum will better understand healthy relationships. They will be able to more effectively negotiate relationships with their peers.

Measuring Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities: Performance Indicators by the Center on Victimization and Safety (November 2015)
This one-of-a-kind resource helps practitioners track their organization’s progress over time by capturing point-in-time snapshots of their organizations overall commitment and capacity to serve survivors with disabilities, and allows them to measure their efforts against field standards.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And HIV-Affected In 2014 by The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (October 2015)
This report collects data concerning intimate partner violence (IPV) within LGBTQ and HIV-affected relationships from 16 anti-violence programs in 13 states across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.

American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, Fifth Edition by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) (October 2015)
This is the fifth edition of the VPC’s American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States. The study analyzes news reports of murder-suicides for the six-month period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. To the VPC’s knowledge, it is the largest and most comprehensive analysis available on murder-suicide in the United States.

Online Privacy & Safety Video Series by the Safety Net Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (2015)
Online privacy and safety is more than just checking your privacy settings. This video series discusses how you can be private and secure when using social media.

We can stop it together: Building Strong RHY Partnerships [30:20] by Ivonne Ortiz for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (November 23, 2015)
On this 30-minute BlogTalkRadio program, the NRCDV talks with panelists from MANY and Bridge Over Troubled Waters about ways to close the gap in information and services between runaway and homeless youth (RHY) providers and domestic violence/sexual assault programs, sharing promising practices to enhance collaborations and best serve RHY that experience abuse.