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Posts Categorized: Working with 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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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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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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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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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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#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: 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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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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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 on Immigrant Women

Information and statistics on immigrant women, risk factors, and immigration status in relation to domestic violence.
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Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

One page document on the findings and purpose of Title V: Battered Immigrant Women.
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Application of Protection Remedies For Victims of Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Crime Under U.S. Law

This paper will give an overview of the current status of applicability of self petitions and T-Visas for victims of human trafficking.
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Activist Dialogues: How Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Systems Impact Women of Color and Their Communities

The document offers recommendations designed to address the co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence. It also aims to strengthen the understanding and capacity of primary systems.
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Turning Pain Into Power: Trafficking Survivor’s Perspectives On Early Intervention Strategies

As part of this research report, interviews were conducted with 21 survivors of human trafficking. The research, importantly, confirmed our hypothesis that for some trafficked victims, as for victims of domestic violence, health care was a potential missed opportunity for early intervention.
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Raising Our Voices: Queer Asian Women’s Response to Relationship Violence

Raising Our Voices is based on the results of a focus group with Asian immigrant women and Asian American women from different backgrounds.
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(Un)Heard Voices: Domestic Violence In The Asian American Community

(Un) Heard Voices is based on the results of a focus group with Asian immigrant women and Asian American women from different backgrounds.
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Organizing a Community-Based Response To Domestic Violence: The Filipino Experience

Using the Filipino community as a model, this publication serves as a guide to organizing immigrant communities against violence in the home.
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Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges, Promising Practices, and Recommendations

Information on the challenges, prevention and treatment of intimate partner violence (IPV) in immigrant and refugee communities.
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Culture Handbook

This handbook is designed to be used by advocates and professionals who work with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
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Collaborating To Help Trafficking Survivors: Emerging Issues And Practice Pointers

This manual is for those committed to assisting trafficking survivors, especially sexual assault and domestic violence advocates and their allies in the criminal and legal systems who have basic knowledge of the trafficking assistance process.
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Building The Rhythm Of Change: Developing Leadership And Improving Services Within The Battered Rural Immigrant Women’s Community

This manual is geared primarily toward domestic violence service providers focused on advancing the rights of battered immigrant women and improving their access to services.
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Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Counselors, and Latina Organizers

This manual is for domestic violence service providers, activists, counselors and others focused on advancing the rights of battered immigrant women.
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Questions & Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women

This brochure answers the questions battered immigrant and refugee women most commonly ask about domestic violence.
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