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An extensive collection of external web site links compiled by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) providing access to organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence.  Resource:  VAWnet

Table of Contents:

•  Abuse in Later Life
•  African American Communities
•  Asian/Pacific Islander Communities
•  Disabilities, Individuals With
•  Faith-Based Organizations
•  Global Advocacy Organizations
•  Health & Mental Health
•  Immigrant/migrant/refugee communities
•  Latina(o) Communities/Spanish Language
•  Legal/Public Policy
•  Lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/intersex
•  Men in the Movement
•  National Violence Against Women Organizations
•  Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
•  Trafficking
•  Victim Resources
•  Violence Against Women Research

Abuse in Later Life:

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly
"The Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), located at the University of Delaware, is the nation's largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials. With almost 5000 holdings, you can search CANE's database to obtain references pertaining to the many aspects of elder abuse and neglect, and the conditions that impact upon elder mistreatment."

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
"NCALL has been the nationally recognized leader on program development, policy and technical assistance and training that addresses the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse/neglect. The vision of NCALL is to end abuse and neglect of older adults and people with disabilities by family members, caregivers and others with ongoing relationships with victims."

National Center on Elder Abuse
"The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation."

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
"The mission of NCPEA is to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older persons and adults with disabilities through research, advocacy, public and professional awareness, interdisciplinary exchange, and coalition building."

African American Communities:

Africana Voices Against Violence
"Africana Voices Against Violence involves undergraduate students of African descent at Tufts University to determine what is necessary to develop and sustain a safe campus environment for us to: (a) talk about intimate partner violence, (b) break the silence among black students about known incidences of intimate partner violence, (c) increase our skills for identifying potentially dangerous relationships, (d) proactively affect the enhancement of university policies and protocols to meet our specific needs, and (e) seek assistance from campus-based services when needed."

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
"We are a diverse group of people who are concerned about the issues of domestic violence in families and in all human relationships and the response of the Black Church. We believe in the Church's mission to improve the quality of life and recognize the linkages of violence to all social problems in the history of Black communities."

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
"INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing."

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
"The Institute's Mission is: To provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community."

Asian/Pacific Islander Communities:

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
"Our mission is to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by increasing awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women."

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
"The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. Founded in 1987, the Task Force represents a group of diverse Asian community leaders concerned about the incidence of domestic violence in Asian communities. Initially, the Task Force worked to educate Asian communities and battered women's service providers and develop culturally appropriate resources for battered Asian women. In 1994, the Task Force expanded its services when it opened the first battered women's shelter in New England specifically for Asian women."

Manavi
"Manavi is a non-profit organization for women who trace their cultural heritage to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.   Manavi 's goal is to increase awareness of women's rights in society and encourage social change to end all violence against women.   Our approach is nonjudgmental, non-religious, and nonsectarian.  Manavi is committed to the empowerment of South Asian women and thereby, dedicates its major efforts to facilitating women's quest for self-reliance and autonomy everywhere." 

Narika
"Narika was founded in 1992 to address the problem of domestic violence in the South Asian community. Embracing the notion of women's empowerment, Narika set out to address the unmet needs of abused South Asian women by providing advocacy, support, information, and referrals within a culturally sensitive model. We serve women who trace their origins to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and diasporic communities such as Fiji and the Caribbean."

Sakhi
"Sakhi, meaning "woman friend", was established to fill a critical need - survivors of domestic violence needed to be served and supported, and the community needed to be mobilized and organized. Our mission is to empower women, particularly survivors of domestic violence, and to build a society where women can live without fear and abuse."

SAWNET
"Sawnet (South Asian Women's NETwork) is a forum for those interested in South Asian women's issues." Their web site has resources specific to domestic violence in addition to many other topics.

SHaKTI PRODUCTIONS
"SHaKTI PRODUCTIONS, LLC produces and uses videos to advocate for an end to violence against women. Our purpose is to document women's lives and struggles within and outside the US, use art as advocacy to confront public and private violence against women, and challenge the power hierarchies between image-makers and the 'imaged.'"

Disabilities, Individuals With:

Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services
"ADWAS’ philosophy guiding all its work is to honor the language and culture of Deaf and Deaf-Blind people. We believe that it is very empowering for victims/survivors to see their own people in control of ADWAS."

Disability Resources
"Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently." Their web site features resources on the Abuse of People with Disabilities.

Faith-Based Organizations:

The Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute
"We are a diverse group of people who are concerned about the issues of domestic violence in families and in all human relationships and the response of the Black Church. We believe in the Church's mission to improve the quality of life and recognize the linkages of violence to all social problems in the history of Black communities."

The Center for Faith-Based Community Initiatives
"The mission of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) is to create an environment within the Department (HHS) that welcomes the participation of faith-based and community-based organizations as valued and essential partners assisting Americans in need."

The Faith Trust Institute
"Our new tagline, 'Working together to end sexual and domestic violence,' describes succinctly what we do. FaithTrust Institute (previously named the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence) is a leader in providing training and educational resources for clergy, lay leaders, seminary faculty, chaplains, policy makers of religious institutions, and community advocates on the faith aspects of sexual and domestic violence."

Jewish Women International
"JWI is a community of women joining hands, hearts and minds to break the cycle of family violence in the US, in Israel and around the world."

National Council of Jewish Women
"The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women's rights, and reproductive freedom."

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
"Safe Havens is an interfaith organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity of faith communities to engage in a coordinated effort to end domestic violence. Working as a bridge between diverse religious communities and social service providers, Safe Havens creates systemic change by providing education, resources, advocacy, and technical support to improve access to services for all persons affected by domestic violence, to promote responsible action, to foster leadership development, to encourage community collaboration, and to generate public policy."

Global Advocacy Organizations:

Amnesty International - Stop Violence Against Women
Amnesty International's Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women has the following goals: "Protect women in armed conflict and post-conflict situations, end discrimination against women, defend women on the frontline in the battle for human rights, and raise awareness of violence against women as a human rights violation."

Center for Women's Global Leadership
"The Center for Women's Global Leadership (Global Center) develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide."

Gender at Work
"Gender at Work is a new knowledge and capacity building network focused on gender and institutional change. We work with development and human rights practitioners, researchers and policy makers. We aim to develop new theory and practice on how organizations can change gender-biased institutional rules (the distribution of power, privileges and rights), values (norms and attitudes), and practices. We also aim to change the political, accountability, cultural and knowledge systems of organizations to challenge social norms and gender inequity."

Hot Peach Pages
"The Hot Peach Pages web site is the most complete international abuse resource for women in the world. It is non-profit, has been on the internet since 1999, and currently has: Global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 60 languages."

Human Rights Watch
"Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide."

Jewish Women International
"JWI is a community of women joining hands, hearts and minds to break the cycle of family violence in the US, in Israel and around the world."

Sisterhood Is Global Institute
"The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, an international NGO with Consultative Status to the United Nations, spun off from the book Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology, compiled and edited by Robin Morgan. Among its other activities, the Institute pioneered the first Urgent Acton Alerts regarding women's rights; the first global campaign to make visible women's unpaid labor in the census; and the first human rights manuals (in 12 languages) specifically for women in Muslim societies."

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
"UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young."

UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women)
"UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. Within the UN system, UNIFEM promotes gender equality and links women's issues and concerns to national, regional and global agendas by fostering collaboration and providing technical expertise on gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment strategies."

Women's Aid
"Women's Aid is the UK's national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. It co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 300 local projects, providing over 500 refuges, helplines, outreach services and advice centres. This work is built on almost 30 years of campaigning and developing new responses to domestic violence."

Health & Mental Health:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
"2001 marked the 50th Anniversary of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, ACOG today has over 46,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Now based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization."

American Medical Association
"The AMA’s envisioned future is to be an essential part of the professional life of every physician and an essential force for progress in improving the nation’s health."

Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative
"(DVMHPI) is a collaborative effort designed to mobilize a comprehensive response to the mental health needs of domestic violence survivors and their children. Since its inception in 1999, DVMHPI has engaged over 75 domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and social service agencies in the Chicago area, as well as City and State policymakers, in a collaborative network that his committed to improving the scope, quality, and availability of services that address the mental health sequelae of domestic violence."

Family Violence Prevention Fund's (FVPF) National Health Initiative on Domestic Violence
"For more than a decade, the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s (FVPF's) groundbreaking and highly successful National Health Initiative on Domestic Violence has been improving the health care response to domestic violence through public policy reform and health education and prevention efforts. The National Health Initiative on Domestic Violence develops educational resources, training materials and model protocols on domestic violence and screening to help health care providers better serve battered women."

National Women's Health Information Center
"The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. Our site on the World Wide Web can help you link to, read, and download a wide variety of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources."

The Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government's champion and focal point for women's health issues, and works to redress inequities in research, health care services, and education that have historically placed the health of women at risk.  The Office on Women's Health coordinates women's health efforts in HHS to eliminate disparities in health status and supports culturally sensitive educational programs  that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness."

Immigrant/Migrant/Refugee Communities:

Migrant Clinicians Network
"The mission of the Migrant Clinicians Network is to positively impact the physical, mental and environmental health of Migrants and other mobile, underserved populations. MCN is dedicated to addressing the unique health care needs and barriers faced by migrant workers through leadership, innovation, collaboration and support to health care providers."

National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women
"National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women (Network), founded in 1992, is a broad-based coalition of more than four hundred organizations and individuals that advocate and provide services for immigrant victims of domestic violence. The Network is co-chaired by the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF), NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers' Guild."

Tapestri Inc., Immigrant and Refugee Coalition Challenging Gender Based Oppression
"Tapestri is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in immigrant and refugee communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. As advocates for immigrant and refugee families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, we are committed to using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to effect change in the lives of these families."

Latina(o) Communities/Spanish Language:

Alianza (National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence)
"The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities."

Arte Santa
"Arte Sana (art heals) is a nonprofit that offers customized training to local, state, and international advocacy groups. As a resource-sharing platform for Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. and abroad, Arte Sana’s bilingual website offers a growing collection of information in Spanish on sexual assault and intimate partner violence issues as well as activist survivor art."

Casa de Esperanza
"Our mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence. We are Latina, and we envision the end of domestic violence. Proud of our heritage, we celebrate the character and power of our communities . . . and the possibilities that lie within them to stop the continuation of violence in our homes."

National Compadres Network
"NCN is a national effort whose focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities, and society. Based on the principles of 'Un Hombre Noble' (A Noble Man), the mission of the National Compadres Network is to strengthen, rebalance, and/or redevelop the traditional 'Compadre' extended family system. It's by this process that they encourage and support the positive involvement of Latino males as fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers, compadres, partners, and mentors in their families and community."

The Network/La Red
"The Network/La Red was formed to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women's, and transgender communities. Through a) the formation of a community-based multi-cultural organization in which battered/formerly battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks hold leadership roles; b) community organizing, education, and the provision of support services; and c) coalition-building with other movements for social change and social justice, we seek to create a culture in which domination, coercion, and control are no longer accepted and operative social norms."

Women's Justice Center
Mission: "To provide 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. To coordinate the Task Force on Women in Policing with the goal of increasing the number of women and minorities in our law enforcement agencies. To commit to equal justice for all women and girls."

Legal/Public Policy:

Battered Women's Justice Project
"The mission of the Battered Women's Justice Project is to promote systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence that creates true institutional accountability to the goal of ensuring safety for battered women and their families. To this end, BWJP undertakes projects on the local, state, national, and international levels."

The Center for Law and Public Policy on Sexual Violence
"A project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute, the Center for Law and Public Policy on Sexual Violence (CLPPS) analyzes and litigates sexual violence issues from a national perspective. CLPPS focuses solely on sexual violence issues; the goal of the project is to transform how the civil and criminal justice systems respond to survivors of sexual violence."

Center for Law and Social Policy
"The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1968, conducts research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and advocacy on issues related to economic security for low-income families with children. In addition, CLASP is a leader in the national effort to establish equal justice for all."

Gender Public Advocacy Coalition - Violence Prevention Program
"GenderPAC's Violence Prevention Program works to prevent violence caused by gender stereotypes by changing public attitudes, educating elected officials, and expanding legal rights. Specifically, GenderPAC works with a broad coalition of bipartisan organizations on Capitol Hill to educate the public, raise media awareness of prominent hate crimes, and educate Congress Members and other elected officials on the need for law and public policy that will discourage gender-based violence, in particular the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act."

Legal Momentum (Formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund)
"Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. Legal Momentum aspires to grow in its role as the leading national legal advocate for expanding the rights and opportunities of women and girls. We identify, analyze and shape solutions for emerging challenges and areas of greatest need by applying our expertise and the highest professionalism in law and communications. Our work focuses on three broad initiatives: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence and equality under the law. We strive to integrate diverse perspectives in our work by expanding our engagement across communities and generations."

National Crime Victim Bar Association
"National Crime Victim Bar Association, an affiliated program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, educates attorneys, victim service providers, and the general public on the availability and potential of civil legal remedies for crime victims; refers crime victims to qualified counsel; provides technical support to attorneys, particularly through its database, which contains more than 11,000 summaries of civil cases involving crime victims; and advocates through legislation and/or amicus curiae briefs."

National Crime Victim Law Institute
"The National Crime Victim Law Institute, established in 2000, is a non-profit research and educational organization at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. NCVLI is the only national organization in the country working to assert victims’ rights in criminal trial and appellate courts. In addition, NCVLI performs a number of critical functions: Maintains and disseminates a resource bank of crime victim law; Assists attorneys who provide direct legal services to crime victims; Works to establish legal clinics nationwide to represent victims in court; and Files amicus briefs advocating for crime victims’ rights in the courts."

National Network to End Domestic Violence
"The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals. Today, the NNEDV is the leading voice among domestic violence advocates, developing policy that changes the way this country deals with this complex and far-reaching problem."

National Tribal Justice Resource Center
"The National Tribal Justice Resource Center is the largest and most comprehensive site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law. The Resource Center is the central national clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts, providing both technical asisstance and resources for the development and enhancement of tribal justice system personnel. Programs and services developed by the Resource Center are offered to all tribal justice system personnel -- whether working with formalized tribal courts or with tradition-based tribal dispute resolution forums."

National Women’s Law Center
"The National Women’s Law Center has worked since its inception in 1972 to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. The Center’s staff brings extensive expertise to major subject areas of family economic security, health, employment and education. The Center uses a variety of tools to maximize its impact in bringing women’s concerns to public policy makers, advocates and the public alike, including public policy research, monitoring and analysis; litigation, advocacy and coalition-building; and public education. One of the issues for the National Women’s Law Center is sexual harassment."

Survivors' Legal Rights
"In addition to representing countless sexual assault survivors in their civil claims against perpetrators and other responsible persons and businesses, KW&R works tirelessly to educate and train advocates, counselors, and others to be prepared to address survivors interested in pursuing legal action."

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
"The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is a Native American owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, Training , and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples."

Victims’ Assistance Legal Organization, Inc.
"The Victims' Assistance Legal Organization, Inc. (VALOR), is dedicated to enhancing the rights of crime victims in the civil and criminal justice systems. VALOR has provided leadership on research and reform in the areas of restitution, child abuse, juvenile justice, sentencing, and parole, and has served, since 1995, as the lead grantee for the OVC-funded and sponsored project, the National Victim Assistance Academy."

Women's Law Initiative (WomensLaw.org)
"The Mission of WomensLaw.org is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse. The site publishes state-specific legal information for domestic violence. It also publishes information on getting help in your community."

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trans/Intersex:

Community United Against Violence
"Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a 20-year old multicultural organization working to end violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities. CUAV offers a 24-hour confidential, multilingual support line, free counseling, legal advocacy, and emergency assistance (hotel, food, and transportation vouchers) to survivors of domestic violence, hate violence, and sexual assault. CUAV uses education as a violence prevention tool through the speakers bureau, the youth program, and the domestic violence prevention program. "

Colorado Anti-Violence Program
"For eighteen years the Colorado Anti-Violence Program has been dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors. CAVP provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day."

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
"Founded as a non-profit organization by a survivor of domestic violence in 1994, The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP) provides community education and direct services to gay, bisexual, and transgendered male victims and survivors of domestic violence. It now has a growing pool of volunteers and speakers, and four staff members. GMDVP relies on the grassroots support of survivors, its volunteer base, the LGBT community, and other allies."

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center & STOP Partner Abuse Program
"Founded in 1971, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is the largest gay and lesbian organization in the world. With an annual budget of $33 million, the Gay & Lesbian Center offers the widest array of services to gay men and lesbians available anywhere in the world. The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's STOP Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence Program provides a comprehensive continuum of partner abuse and domestic violence services designed to address the specific and unique needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities."

LLEGÓ (The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization)
"LLEGÓ, the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization, is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to representing Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and addressing their growing needs regarding an array of social issues ranging from civil rights and social justice to health and human services."

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
"The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is a coalition of over 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victim advocacy and documentation programs located throughout the United States. Before Officially forming in 1995, NCAVP members collaborated with one another and with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for over a decade to create a coordinated response to violence against LGBT communities. NCAVP member organizations have increasingly adapted their missions and their services to respond to violence within the community. The first annual domestic violence report was released in October of 1997."

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
"The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project was founded in 1980 in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-gay violence and the failure of the criminal justice system to respond. The Project actively seeks to serve clients from the full range of New York's diverse lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive communities. The Project serves the larger community through efforts to educate the public about violence directed at or within our communities and to reform government policies and practices affecting lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, HIV-positive and other survivors of violence."

The Network/La Red
"The Network/La Red was formed to address battering in lesbian, bisexual women's, and transgender communities. Through a) the formation of a community-based multi-cultural organization in which battered/formerly battered lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender folks hold leadership roles; b) community organizing, education, and the provision of support services; and c) coalition-building with other movements for social change and social justice, we seek to create a culture in which domination, coercion, and control are no longer accepted and operative social norms."

South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York
"SALGA-NYC is a social, political and support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people who trace their descent from countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet as well as people of South Asian descent from countries such as Guyana, Trinidad and Kenya."

Stonewall Cincinnati
"Stonewall Cincinnati remains committed to achieving positive social change for all people by working to build a community where diversity is recognized, embraced and celebrated. Stonewall Cincinnati works on behalf of all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to end discrimination and violence, and to promote cultural inclusion through education, advocacy and outreach."

Wing Span Domestic Violence Project
"The Wingspan Anti-Violence Project is a social change and social service program that works to address and end violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We provide free and confidential 24-hour crisis intervention, information, support, referrals, emergency shelter, and advocacy to LGBT victim/survivors of violence. Additionally, we offer extensive outreach and education programs."

Men in the Movement:

Men Against Sexual Violence
"Men Against Sexual Violence (MASV), sponsored by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is a forum designed to engage males in actively working together with women to eliminate sexual violence. MASV will ask men to personally pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about sexual violence and to use their resources to support change."

Men Can Stop Rape
"Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent."

Men Ending Rape
"Men Ending Rape is committed to encouraging men to play a significant role in ending the perpetuation of a campus rape culture. Keith E. Edwards travels to college campuses to share the nationally recognized presentation, 'She Fears You,' which identifies for men what they have to gain from ending campus rape - that they are no longer perceived as potential rapists but as individuals capable of entering caring and emotion-based relationships. Through dialogue, activities, and a multi-media presentation both men and women are encouraged to be active in changing the rape culture on campus, a culture that encourages or condones rape to happen.  Men Ending Rape also works to help college campuses establish successful student organizations, designed to address men's role in ending rape. These organizations can have a significant impact on the campus culture through education, activism, and advocacy."

Men Stopping Violence
"Men Stopping Violence was founded in 1982 based on the premise that men can work together with women to end men's violence against women. When Men Stopping Violence (MSV) opened its doors, there was little being done to change the behavior of men who battered women. Over the years, MSV's methodology was carefully developed, tested, reviewed, and refined. This careful approach has established Men Stopping Violence as a national leader in the field of ending men's violence against women."

National Organization for Men Against Sexism
"The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is the oldest pro-feminist men's group in the United States. Founded in 1975 with the First National Conference on Men & Masculinity, for over 25 years NOMAS has promoted the cause of gender equality and social justice for everyone through its principles of pro-feminism, gay-affirmation, anti-racism and enhancing men's lives."

National Compadres Network
"NCN is a national effort whose focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities, and society. Based on the principles of 'Un Hombre Noble' (A Noble Man), the mission of the National Compadres Network is to strengthen, rebalance, and/or redevelop the traditional 'Compadre' extended family system. It's by this process that they encourage and support the positive involvement of Latino males as fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers, compadres, partners, and mentors in their families and community."

White Ribbon Campaign
"The WRC is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. It relies on volunteer support and financial contributions from individuals and organizations. The White Ribbon Campaign is an educational organization that encourages reflection and discussion that leads to personal and collective action among men. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone nor remain silent about violence against women."

(For a more comprehensive listing of organizations for Men in the Movement to End Violence Against Women specific to domestic violence, please visit the series of 3 resource pages: Organizations and Programs , Campaigns and Campaign Materials & Training & Educational Tools.)
National Violence Against Women Organizations:

Alianza (National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence)
"The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities."

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
"Our mission is to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by increasing awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women."

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
"The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. Founded in 1987, the Task Force represents a group of diverse Asian community leaders concerned about the incidence of domestic violence in Asian communities. Initially, the Task Force worked to educate Asian communities and battered women's service providers and develop culturally appropriate resources for battered Asian women. In 1994, the Task Force expanded its services when it opened the first battered women's shelter in New England specifically for Asian women."

The Faith Trust Institute
"Our new tagline, 'Working together to end sexual and domestic violence,' describes succinctly what we do. FaithTrust Institute (previously named the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence) is a leader in providing training and educational resources for clergy, lay leaders, seminary faculty, chaplains, policy makers of religious institutions, and community advocates on the faith aspects of sexual and domestic violence."

Family Violence Prevention Fund
"The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FVPF has continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence."

Feminist Majority Foundation
"The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered."

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
"INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing."

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
"The Institute's Mission is: To provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community."

LLEGÓ (The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization)
"LLEGÓ, the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization, is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to representing Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and addressing their growing needs regarding an array of social issues ranging from civil rights and social justice to health and human services."

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
"The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence."

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
"The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives."

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
"The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is a coalition of over 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victim advocacy and documentation programs located throughout the United States. Before Officially forming in 1995, NCAVP members collaborated with one another and with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for over a decade to create a coordinated response to violence against LGBT communities. NCAVP member organizations have increasingly adapted their missions and their services to respond to violence within the community. The first annual domestic violence report was released in October of 1997."

National Compadres Network
"NCN is a national effort whose focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities, and society. Based on the principles of 'Un Hombre Noble' (A Noble Man), the mission of the National Compadres Network is to strengthen, rebalance, and/or redevelop the traditional 'Compadre' extended family system. It's by this process that they encourage and support the positive involvement of Latino males as fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers, compadres, partners, and mentors in their families and community."

National Domestic Violence Hotline
"Our Mission: We believe that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. We believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society. Until the violence stops, the National Domestic Violence Hotline will continue to answer…One Call at a Time."

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
"Dedicated to a safe world, the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (NOMSV) is an organization of diverse individuals committed to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through research, education, advocacy, and activism. NOMSV accomplishes this through public education, advocating treatment for victims and perpetrators, and offering our voices and experience to those developing prevention programs."

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
"The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) was founded in 1993 as a key component in a national network of domestic violence resources. The NRCDV provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence."

National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project
"The RSP was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive. The project is designed to provide technical assistance, support and to facilitate peer-driven resources for all sexual assault coalitions. The RSP recognizes the needs of all coalitions, especially those designated as new or emerging, regarding issues of organizational growth, professional development and policy development."

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
"The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. A project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, the NSVRC is funded through a grant from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention."

National Tribal Justice Resource Center
"The National Tribal Justice Resource Center is the largest and most comprehensive site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law. The Resource Center is the central national clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts, providing both technical asisstance and resources for the development and enhancement of tribal justice system personnel. Programs and services developed by the Resource Center are offered to all tribal justice system personnel -- whether working with formalized tribal courts or with tradition-based tribal dispute resolution forums."

NOW and Violence Against Women
"The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society."

PREVENT
"The PREVENT Program is designed to facilitate the change process by providing Education, Networking and Technical Assistance to help individuals and organizations nationwide reduce violence through local, state, tribal and national approaches."

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
"The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice."

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART Website)
"The SANE-SART Website is a project funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, and is a national resource for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Sexual Assault Resource Team members. The website holds valuable information about program planning and development, and is the home of the national database of sexual assault victim information. The database is available to SART programs looking for data to help with development and planning, and may be used for research."

Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native Communities:

Mending the Sacred Hoop
"Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project (MSH-TA) is a Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to Alaskan Native and Tribal Nations in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children. We work with villages, reservations, rancherias, and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Native communities." 

Native American Circle
"Native American Circle, Ltd. (NAC) is a non-profit, federally tax exempt victim advocacy organization. NAC's programs are available to tribes operating batterer intervention and victim services programs to aid survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes, as well as to non-Indian programs desiring to offer culturally competent victim services. Additionally, we provide technical assistance targeted to meet the needs of recipients of Violence Against Indian Women Grants, Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants, and Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders."

Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
"The Resource Center includes many programs benefitting people locally, nationally, and internationally. Some examples are the Domestic Violence Program, AIDS Prevention Program, Youth Services which include the Child Development Program and the Youth Wellness Program, Adult Learning Program, Environmental Awareness and Action Project, Cancer Prevention, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Program, Clearinghouse of Educational Materials, Food Pantry, Wicozanni Wowapi Newsletter, Diabetic Nutrition Program, Scholarships for Native American Women, Reproductive Health and Rights, 'Green Thumb' Project, and Community Health Fairs."

National Tribal Justice Resource Center
"The National Tribal Justice Resource Center is the largest and most comprehensive site dedicated to tribal justice systems, personnel and tribal law. The Resource Center is the central national clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts, providing both technical asisstance and resources for the development and enhancement of tribal justice system personnel. Programs and services developed by the Resource Center are offered to all tribal justice system personnel -- whether working with formalized tribal courts or with tradition-based tribal dispute resolution forums."

Sacred Circle
"Sacred Circle, National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women, provides training, consultation and technical assistance to Indian Nations, tribal organizations, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and courts to address the safety needs of Native women who are battered, raped and stalked. Sacred Circle provides advocacy to approximately 3,000 women and children each year and approximately 2,400 men who are on domestic violence probation as ordered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Courts. For the last decade Sacred Circle has advocated for the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native Women, providing training, consultation and technical assistance on responding to crimes of violence against Native women, particularly domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking."

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
"The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is a Native American owned and operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, Training , and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples."

(For a more comprehensive listing of Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native organizations, please visit the Resource Page: Violence Against Women in American Indian/Native American & Alaska Native Communities.)
Trafficking:

For more information, see Organizations and Initiatives Related to Human Trafficking from the Special Collection on Human Trafficking.
Anti-Slavery International
"Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. We work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world by: Urging governments of countries with slavery to develop and implement measures to end it; Lobbying governments and intergovernmental agencies to make slavery a priority issue; Supporting research to assess the scale of slavery in order to identify measures to end it; Working with local organisations to raise public awareness of slavery; and Educating the public about the realities of slavery and campaigning for its end."

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms. Founded in 1988, CATW was the first international non-governmental organization to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of women and girls. CATW obtained Category II Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.

Free the Slaves
"Free the Slaves is a non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide. We believe that ending slavery worldwide is an ambitious— and realizable—goal that requires a solid commitment to specific guiding principles as well as multiple, holistic approaches."

Freedom Network (USA) To Empower Trafficked and Enslaved Persons
"The Mission of the Freedom Network (USA) is to: Ensure that trafficked persons are treated as victims and not criminals, are able to have full access to justice, including the right to full compensation and restitution from the traffickers, and are provided with access to linguistically-appropriate and culturally-sensitive, victim-centered social, mental health, medical, legal, educational, vocational and other services; Increase public awareness of the crime of trafficking through education, research, training and community outreach and organizing for the purpose of preventing trafficking and supporting the rights of trafficked persons; Engage in advocacy at the local, national and international levels on behalf of trafficked persons and for full prosecution of all traffickers, including corporations and their subcontractors; and Develop local and national networks in the United States and to link with international networks in order to carry out these above activities."

HumanTrafficking.org
"The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information."

The NYC Anti-Trafficking Network
"The NYC Anti-Trafficking Network (formerly the New York City Service Network for Trafficked Persons) was convened by Safe Horizon in 2002. The Network aims to bring together the voices of those who have first-hand experience of the injustices of human trafficking, who work consistently to meet the needs of trafficked persons, and who advocate for a more humane and responsive policy towards trafficked persons."

Polaris Project
Polaris Project is a multicultural grassroots organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Based in the United States and Japan, we bring together community members, survivors, and professionals to fight trafficking and slavery in the spirit of a modern-day Underground Railroad. Polaris Project uses a comprehensive strategy: empowering individual survivors of trafficking while also creating long-term social change.

TIPinAsia
"TIPinAsia.info provides quick links to country-specific information on trafficking in persons in multiple languages, as well as anti-trafficking news and information about individual countries. You may access this information by simply clicking on a country name or a national flag."

Vital Voices Global Partnership
"Vital Voices Global Partnership has an Anti-Trafficking and Human Rights Program that raises public awareness about violence against women and trafficking in women and children, promotes NGO and government networks, and expands capacity through women's leadership training."

Victim Resources:

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
"Founded as a non-profit organization by a survivor of domestic violence in 1994, The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP) provides community education and direct services to gay, bisexual, and transgendered male victims and survivors of domestic violence. It now has a growing pool of volunteers and speakers, and four staff members. GMDVP relies on the grassroots support of survivors, its volunteer base, the LGBT community, and other allies."

National Domestic Violence Hotline
"Our Mission: We believe that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. We believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society. Until the violence stops, the National Domestic Violence Hotline will continue to answer…One Call at a Time."

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
"Dedicated to a safe world, the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (NOMSV) is an organization of diverse individuals committed to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through research, education, advocacy, and activism. NOMSV accomplishes this through public education, advocating treatment for victims and perpetrators, and offering our voices and experience to those developing prevention programs."

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
"The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice."

Violence Against Women Research:

Bureau of Justice Statistics
"BJS mission: To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded."

Center for Injury and Violence Prevention
"The Center for Injury and Violence Prevention at the Virginia Department of Health provides information about sexual violence resources available both in Virginia and nationally. You may browse the resources or search our database."

Communities Against Violence Network
"A recipient of a Ms. Foundation grant, CAVNET is a tax-exempt nonprofit based in Washington DC. Founded and operated by the former Special Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office at the Justice Department (a former prosecutor), CAVNET has developed an international network of professionals addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, stalking, juvenile justice, human rights, same sex violence, and crime victims with disabilities, bringing together a diverse community which includes law enforcement, judges, clergy, human rights advocates, lawyers, social workers, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, disability advocates, and hundreds of others."

End Violence Against Women
"This site was developed by the staff of the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) as part of its ongoing effort to collect and share documentation and communication materials produced in the worldwide struggle to end violence against women. CCP has established the Violence Against Women Resource Center at its offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and serves health professionals who seek information and resources on this subject."

Institute for Women's Policy Research
"The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation."

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
"The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources. MINCAVA is considered a leader in innovative violence-related education, research and Internet publishing and now coordinates four nationally and internationally renowned projects."

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family and looking for new resources being used to address it. By sharing the latest research findings and information on all aspects of prevention, protection and treatment, the Clearinghouse seeks to help Canadian communities work toward the eventual elimination of all forms of family violence.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
"NCJRS is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. NCJRS cooperates with many federal agencies including the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Clearinghouses, and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Resource Center."

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
"Both this website and the NVAWPRC are sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have designed this website to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention. We invite you to browse our topics and send us your feedback on both our content and our organization."

Sexual Violence Research Initiative
"The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is a network of experienced researchers, policy-makers, activists, donors and others committed to the promotion of research on sexual violence and to generating empirical data to ensure that sexual violence is recognised as a priority public health issue. The SVRI was established in 2002 as an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research. It is hosted by the Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa. The SVRI website provides valuable technical assistance to members and visitors, in the form of research tools and methods, ethics guidelines and protocols. The SVRI website contains over 100 country pages containing country specific resources related to sexual violence. The site also hosts an updated list of funding resources, and shares information on sexual violence research and advocacy activities taking place globally."

Violence Against Women Online Resources
"This site is a cooperative project of Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota and is supported by grant number 98-WT-VX-K001. The site is advised by a National Advisory Board comprised of professionals from a spectrum of criminal justice and related professions. All documents added to the site are reviewed by advisory board members."

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