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Posts Categorized: WORKPLACE SAFETY & EQUITY

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Power and Control Wheel for Immigrant Women (English and Spanish)

This version of the Power and Control wheel focuses on some of the many ways battered immigrant women can be abused. Available in English and Spanish.
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IPV/Human Trafficking and Substance Abuse and Treatment, with a Lens on Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Programs and DV Agencies

This webinar will explore the intersections of IPV and human trafficking with substance use and treatment. It will also highlight the role of behavioral health, substance use program, and DV agencies in prevention and intervention.
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Beyond Halal and Haram: Muslims, sex, and relationships

The goal of this safety card is to be both a survivor-centered resource and a useful conversation starter for health care providers, counselors, social workers, mentors, or other adults working with high-school and college-aged Muslim youth who are doing universal education around healthy relationships and assessing for violence.
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Legal Aspects of Human Trafficking for Health Providers

Title: Legal Aspects of Human Trafficking for Health Providers

Date Recorded: October 20, 2016

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Description: This webinar will provide health care providers with insight into the legal …

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Futures Without Violence Unveils Re-Designed Workplaces Respond Website

National Resource Center Relaunched on 23rd Anniversary of the Violence

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Fostering Safer Workplaces

Futures Without Violence along with partners Asian Pacific Institute on

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May Day: Honoring Our Workers

Today marks May Day—or International Workers Day—sparked in 1886 by …

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Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work

Sex- and gender-based violence (GBV) against women in the world …

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Uber Isn’t Unique When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Shock, dismay, anger – my social media was buzzing about …

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A Cross-Sector Model for Addressing Gender-Based Violence Impacting the Workplace

Title: A Cross-Sector Model for Addressing Gender-Based Violence Impacting the Workplace

Date Recorded: November 16, 2016

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Description: Many …

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Collaborating to Address the Needs of Trafficked Survivors with Disabilities

Title: Collaborating to Address the Needs of Trafficked Survivors with Disabilities

Date:  January 19, 2017

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The Local Fight to End Human Trafficking

Before FUTURES, I worked in a legal services office in …

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Legal Aspects of Human Trafficking for Health Providers

Title: Legal Aspects of Human Trafficking for Health Providers

Date Recorded: October 20, 2016

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Description: This webinar will provide health care providers with insight into the legal …

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Tackling Workplace Violence: A Recap of our #SaferAtWork Convening

“You are an unmarried 28-year-old woman with one child, age …

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Did You Know That Pakistan’s Islamic Council Wants To Legalize Domestic Violence?

The global community was recently outraged by legislation passed in …

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Collaborating with Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Communities to Address Human Trafficking

Title: Collaborating with Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Communities to Address Human Trafficking

Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am PST

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    Section 1 – Introduction to collaboration, overview of human trafficking and intersection with domestic
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Who is really paying for a $10.00 manicure?

FUTURES's General Counsel, Linda A. Seabrook comments on the recent revelations of the mistreatment of manicurists in major urban centers. She highlights how the Workplaces Respond initiative can help create safe and resilient workplaces for manicurists, as well as for all low-wage and tipped workers.
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Labor Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Labor Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: May 17th, 2016, 11:00-12:30pm PST

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This webinar provides an introductory overview of labor trafficking, explores the intersection with domestic violence and …

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Paving the way for change on Worker’s Memorial Day

FUTURES Staff Attorney Aaron Polkey discusses the importance of creating safe workplaces on Worker's Memorial Day and beyond.
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Secretary of State John Kerry Announces Launch of U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls

On Tuesday, March 16th 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry announced the launch of the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls (Strategy) at the Department of State, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to place gender equality and the advancement of women and girls at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy.
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Global Gender-Based Violence and the Workplace Congressional Briefing

Learn more about the gender-based violence and the workplace congressional briefing featuring Congresswoman Royal-Allard.
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#Equalby2030: Rethinking Workplace Safety and Security

Join the #Equalby2030: Rethinking Workplace Safety and Security webinar on February 24th to help prevent sexual and domestic violence in the workplace.
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FUTURES Supports Proposed Increase to New York State’s Tipped Minimum Wage

National nonprofit Futures Without Violence applauds Governor Cuomo for his call this week to increase the tipped minimum wage and review the current two-tiered wage system. These proposed changes present an opportunity to significantly reduce sexual harassment and abuse among tipped employees in the restaurant industry—a predominately female workforce.
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Guest Blog Post: Engaging the Health Care Community to End Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month, and an ideal time to create a dialogue about this serious issue. Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking have severe adverse effects on the health, development, well being, and human rights of vulnerable young people in the United States and globally.
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Guest Blog Post: Farm Workers Making History in Florida

Guest blogger Guadalupe Gonzalo from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers writes about the importance of fair wages to protect workers from exploitation—including domestic and sexual abuse.
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Resources for Working with Immigrant Women

Resource list including bilingual materials
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7 Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence

Why employers should address domestic and sexual abuse in the workplace.
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Workplace Resources

Information, resources, partnership and guidance in developing innovative and collaborative prevention programs, including development resources for employers and health care providers.
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Public Policy Affecting Immigrant & Refugee Women

A one page summary of the public policy issues affecting immigrant and refugee women.
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Understanding Children, Immigration, and Family Violence: A National Examination of the Issues

The issues and recommendations identify challenges and opportunities in reaching out to and delivering services to immigrant children and families affected by family violence, best practices in serving them, and policy implications for the work.
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Quiz: Are Your Services Linguistically And Culturally Accessible To Immigrant And Refugee Women?

Are your services linguistically and culturally accessible to immigrant and refugee women? Take this 5 question quiz to find out.
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Language Access Tools

A two page document covering the facts of language access, who must comply, sample documents, and a list of resources.
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Cultural Competency Tips

A two-page list of tips for working with survivors from immigrant or multicultural communities.
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Working with Battered Immigrant Women: A Handbook to Make Services Accessible

This handbook is an essential resource for advocates and volunteers at shelters, legal assistance programs, and others seeking to improve services to battered immigrant women.
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Basic Tips in Working with Immigrant Women

A list of 6 tips for working with immigrant women.
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Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Learn about how you can help immigrant women while navigating the legal or funding consequences of serving battered immigrant women.
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Power and Control Wheel for Immigrant Women (English and Spanish)

This version of the Power and Control wheel focuses on some of the many ways battered immigrant women can be abused. Available in English and Spanish.
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Power and Control Wheel (Spanish)

The power and control wheel is a way of visually representing the tactics typically used in abusive relationships. Batter means the ongoing pattern of violence, coercion, and abuse in an intimate relationship.
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President Obama Addresses Human Trafficking

President Obama delivered a moving speech before the Global Clinton Initiative vowing to crack down on the widespread practice of human trafficking calling it, “one of the greatest human rights causes of our time.”
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Human Trafficking: A Hidden Problem

Human Trafficking is a problem in the U.S.. Learn about the Victims Protection Act of 2000, similarities to intimate partner violence, and how you can help.
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Obama Issues Workplace DV Order

On April 18, 2012, President Obama took a major step to protect the lives of women and men who are federal employees when he issued an order directing all federal agencies to develop a policy to prevent and respond to domestic violence experienced by employees that affects the workplace.
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Few Executives Realize Employees Face Abuse

Seven in ten corporate executives do not perceive domestic violence to be a major issue at their companies, and nearly two in three believe its impact in their workplace is minimal – yet one in four female employees identifies as a victim or survivor of domestic violence, and 22 percent say that they have worked with a colleague who was a victim.
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Workplace Public Policy and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence doesn't stay home when its victims go to work. It can result in violence in the workplace, threatening phone calls, absence because of injuries, or less productive due to extreme stress.
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Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Carie Charlesworth was labeled "at risk" and fired from her teaching job simply because she is a victim of domestic violence.
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TOOLS AND TIPS FOR IDENTIFYING WOMEN WHO ARE BEING ABUSED

Women who are experiencing abuse may not feel comfortable openly disclosing this information, for a variety of reasons. Health care providers must have good tools for detecting and assessing abuse.
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Leadership Development for Immigrant Survivors of Violence

The Immigrant Women's Rights Project educates women about their rights and develops their leadership so that they can become involved in changing policies that affect them.
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Building A Health Care Response to Human Trafficking

Health care providers need education about the prevalence and dynamics of trafficking and how to effectively assess and intervene on behalf of trafficked victims.
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The Facts: Workplace Impact of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking

Information on domestic and sexual violence in the workplace and how employers can help make a difference.
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The Facts on Immigrant Women

Information and statistics on immigrant women, risk factors, and immigration status in relation to domestic violence.
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