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Advocacy

Desk Reference for Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

added 10/07/2009

Outlines a helpful intervention approach with victims in the workplace. This tool is designed for Human Resources and Employee Assistance Professionals.

Employee Training on Addressing Sexual Harassment (word)

added 03/11/2009
The Advocates for Human Rights

This module is intended to train in identifying the various forms of sexual harassment, encouraging employees to report it, and discussing options for addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Employment and Domestic Violence

added 11/08/2009

"This special collection includes a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys relating to domestic violence and employment. It is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in employment issues related to ending violence against women. "

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

Migrant Workers and Prevention (pdf)

added 03/27/2010

This issue of their Partners in Social Change newsletter examines in-depth primary prevention of sexual violence with migrant workers.

Reaching Migrant Farm Workers: A Technical Assistance Bulletin for Sexual Violence Advocates and Counselors (pdf)

added 04/21/2010

"Focused on the farming industry, the bulletin describes the risk factors for sexual violence for migrant workers, barriers to reporting, legal rights and advocacy strategies."

Vicarious Trauma & Domestic Violence Service Providers - Creative Strategies for Reducing Stress in the Work Place

added 03/18/2009

This forum addresses the nature and affects of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and provides methods to identify and treat them. Hosted by expert Debby Tucker, Executive Director for the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (pdf)

added 04/30/2010
United Nations Global Compact, UNIFEM

"This brochure introduces the Women’s Empowerment Principles, which offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. It makes the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment."


Consequences

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

HIV Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women: from Asia to the Arab States: Shifting from Silence, Stigma and Shame to Safe Mobility with Dignity, Equity and Justice (pdf)

added 04/15/2009

This report focuses on female migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, who worked in the host countries of Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Researchers' key findings concluded that female migrant workers are vulnerable to HIV during all stages of employment abroad. They face sexual assault, sexual exploitation and being trafficked into the commercial sex industry while applying for or being recruited into employment, or during transit between home countries and host countries. Home countries' policies can also contribute to the problem as banning women from working abroad serves to push worker migration underground.

The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence (pdf)

added 07/21/2009
Hugh Waters, et al., Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, World Health Organization

This document examines the economic effects of interpersonal violence, including sexual violence, as well as the economic effects of interventions seeking to reduce violence and the ways in which economic factors such as poverty and income inequality contribute to violence.


Global

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

HIV Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women: from Asia to the Arab States: Shifting from Silence, Stigma and Shame to Safe Mobility with Dignity, Equity and Justice (pdf)

added 04/15/2009

This report focuses on female migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, who worked in the host countries of Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Researchers' key findings concluded that female migrant workers are vulnerable to HIV during all stages of employment abroad. They face sexual assault, sexual exploitation and being trafficked into the commercial sex industry while applying for or being recruited into employment, or during transit between home countries and host countries. Home countries' policies can also contribute to the problem as banning women from working abroad serves to push worker migration underground.

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (pdf)

added 04/30/2010
United Nations Global Compact, UNIFEM

"This brochure introduces the Women’s Empowerment Principles, which offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. It makes the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment."


Immigrant/Immigration

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

HIV Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women: from Asia to the Arab States: Shifting from Silence, Stigma and Shame to Safe Mobility with Dignity, Equity and Justice (pdf)

added 04/15/2009

This report focuses on female migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, who worked in the host countries of Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Researchers' key findings concluded that female migrant workers are vulnerable to HIV during all stages of employment abroad. They face sexual assault, sexual exploitation and being trafficked into the commercial sex industry while applying for or being recruited into employment, or during transit between home countries and host countries. Home countries' policies can also contribute to the problem as banning women from working abroad serves to push worker migration underground.

How to obtain U Interim Relief: A Brief Manual for Advocates Assisting Immigrant Victims of Crime (pdf)

added 11/25/2008
Sally Kinoshita, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

This manual provides U Visa information for advocates who assist victims of crime, including domestic violence. The author outlines the definition, requirements, and application process for U Visa Interim relief and also offers information on obtaining permanent residency and derivative status for family members.

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry (pdf)

added 12/02/2010

This report documents the workplace experiences of immigrant women who have come to the United States to escape poverty. It describes how the laws that are in place to protect them from exploitation are grossly inadequate. Section three talks specifically about sexual violence experienced in the workplace. Results are from interviews with approximately 150 women who are either currently undocumented or have spent time in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants.

Migrant Workers and Prevention (pdf)

added 03/27/2010

This issue of their Partners in Social Change newsletter examines in-depth primary prevention of sexual violence with migrant workers.

Reaching Migrant Farm Workers: A Technical Assistance Bulletin for Sexual Violence Advocates and Counselors (pdf)

added 04/21/2010

"Focused on the farming industry, the bulletin describes the risk factors for sexual violence for migrant workers, barriers to reporting, legal rights and advocacy strategies."


Intervention

Combating Workplace Violence (pdf)

added 10/03/2001

Discusses reasons for establishing a program, guidelines for employers, guidelines for law enforcement agencies and where to get additional information.

Desk Reference for Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

added 10/07/2009

Outlines a helpful intervention approach with victims in the workplace. This tool is designed for Human Resources and Employee Assistance Professionals.

Employee Training on Addressing Sexual Harassment (word)

added 03/11/2009
The Advocates for Human Rights

This module is intended to train in identifying the various forms of sexual harassment, encouraging employees to report it, and discussing options for addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Employment and Domestic Violence

added 11/08/2009

"This special collection includes a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys relating to domestic violence and employment. It is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in employment issues related to ending violence against women. "

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

Interrupting the Cycle of Violence: Addressing Domestic Violence Through the Workplace

added 03/18/1998
Ramsey County Initiative for Violence - Free Families and Communities

Ramsey County Initiative for Violence-Free Families and Communities has outlined steps corporations can take to address the issue of detecting domestic violence in the workplace.

Other formats: word

Inventory of Workplace Interventions Designed to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence (pdf)

added 08/22/2006
Christine Lindquist, Monique Clinton-Sherrod, Jennifer Hardison & Belinda Weimer

This project was developed with the intention of subsequent information initiating continued evaluation of the impact of programs and their level of cost-effectiveness for companies. It is anticipated that the compiled statistics will benefit not only employees and their safety, but will provide guidance on the most effective use of time and money by the employers as well. RTI International researchers anticipate that this will be a helpful and important tool for both understanding and addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) and its impact on the workplace.

Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments (pdf)

added 07/21/2006
 

Analyzes and Evaluates retail locations hazards and means of protecting its employees. Additional prevention and intervention strategies are suggested as to reducing violence in the workplace as well as the risk of being victimized.

Responding to Domestic Violence: Where Federal Employees Can Find Help

added 12/20/1999
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

This guide provides concise, up-to-date information on domestic violence, with concrete advice for the employee who are victims, for friends and co-workers, and for their supervisors. It also guides the supervisor through an array of resources and management tools that can be brought to bear in a workplace violence situation.

The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence (pdf)

added 07/21/2009
Hugh Waters, et al., Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, World Health Organization

This document examines the economic effects of interpersonal violence, including sexual violence, as well as the economic effects of interventions seeking to reduce violence and the ways in which economic factors such as poverty and income inequality contribute to violence.

Violence Prevention Brochure: Maintaining a Safe Workplace

added 08/01/2006
University of California - Davis

Presents information designed to highlight stresses and risks in the work environment, to enhance workplace safety, and to reduce and prevent disruption and violence.


Legal/Policy

2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (pdf)

added 03/31/2010

"This report discusses improvements to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) policy and programs, provides statistics and analysis of reported sexual assaults, and outlines plans to enhance support to victims and prevent the crime."

Combating Workplace Violence (pdf)

added 10/03/2001

Discusses reasons for establishing a program, guidelines for employers, guidelines for law enforcement agencies and where to get additional information.

Employment and Domestic Violence

added 11/08/2009

"This special collection includes a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys relating to domestic violence and employment. It is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in employment issues related to ending violence against women. "

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

How to obtain U Interim Relief: A Brief Manual for Advocates Assisting Immigrant Victims of Crime (pdf)

added 11/25/2008
Sally Kinoshita, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

This manual provides U Visa information for advocates who assist victims of crime, including domestic violence. The author outlines the definition, requirements, and application process for U Visa Interim relief and also offers information on obtaining permanent residency and derivative status for family members.

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry (pdf)

added 12/02/2010

This report documents the workplace experiences of immigrant women who have come to the United States to escape poverty. It describes how the laws that are in place to protect them from exploitation are grossly inadequate. Section three talks specifically about sexual violence experienced in the workplace. Results are from interviews with approximately 150 women who are either currently undocumented or have spent time in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants.

No Free Pass to Harass: Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Women Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases (pdf)

added 01/30/2008
ACLU Women’s Rights Project

"In partnership with the National Employment Law Project, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project is pleased to introduce a litigation guide entitled No Free Pass to Harass: Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Women Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases."

The Impact of Violence in the Lives of Working Women: Creating Solutions - Creating Change

added 03/03/2003
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund

This publication is a corporate handbook designed by NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund to help employers effectively address the issue of violence against women with creative and inexpensive solutions. This guide explains key pertinent legal issues and suggests ways employers can develop strategies for dealing with violence-related issues.


Manuals/Guides/Reports

2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (pdf)

added 03/31/2010

"This report discusses improvements to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) policy and programs, provides statistics and analysis of reported sexual assaults, and outlines plans to enhance support to victims and prevent the crime."

Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies 2010-2011 (pdf)

added 02/01/2011
Department of Defense

The annual report provides data and analysis on reported cases of sexual harassment and violence involving Academy personnel between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. It also outlines progress made in prevention and response activities.

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

added 08/01/2006
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This informational booklet provides a general overview of a particular topic related to OSHA standards.

Other formats: pdf

HIV Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women: from Asia to the Arab States: Shifting from Silence, Stigma and Shame to Safe Mobility with Dignity, Equity and Justice (pdf)

added 04/15/2009

This report focuses on female migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, who worked in the host countries of Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Researchers' key findings concluded that female migrant workers are vulnerable to HIV during all stages of employment abroad. They face sexual assault, sexual exploitation and being trafficked into the commercial sex industry while applying for or being recruited into employment, or during transit between home countries and host countries. Home countries' policies can also contribute to the problem as banning women from working abroad serves to push worker migration underground.

How to obtain U Interim Relief: A Brief Manual for Advocates Assisting Immigrant Victims of Crime (pdf)

added 11/25/2008
Sally Kinoshita, Immigrant Legal Resource Center

This manual provides U Visa information for advocates who assist victims of crime, including domestic violence. The author outlines the definition, requirements, and application process for U Visa Interim relief and also offers information on obtaining permanent residency and derivative status for family members.

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

New Directions from the Field: Victims Rights and Services for the 21st Century

added 08/01/2006
U.S. Department of Justice

Deals with victims rights and services in the business environment, and contains a section on workplace violence and provides practical advice for the business community on assisting the victims of workplace violence. This is a full-text online book.

Preliminary Observations on DOD’s and the Coast Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs (pdf)

added 08/27/2008
United States Government Accountability Office

This GAO report found that, among other things, the DOD has failed to provide adequate guidance on implementing sexual assault prevention and response programs, leaving many servicemembers at greater risk for assault.

The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence (pdf)

added 07/21/2009
Hugh Waters, et al., Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, World Health Organization

This document examines the economic effects of interpersonal violence, including sexual violence, as well as the economic effects of interventions seeking to reduce violence and the ways in which economic factors such as poverty and income inequality contribute to violence.

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (pdf)

added 04/30/2010
United Nations Global Compact, UNIFEM

"This brochure introduces the Women’s Empowerment Principles, which offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. It makes the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment."

Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011 (pdf)

added 04/15/2013
Erika Harrell, Ph.D.

"Presents information on both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence in the workplace against government employees, based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This report describes violence against government employees and compares violence in the workplace against government and private-sector employees. It includes information on type of workplace violence, violence by occupation, and victim and crime characteristics, such as sex and race distribution, offender weapon use, police notification, and victim injury."

Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 (pdf)

added 04/02/2013
Erika Harrell for the Bureau of Justice Statistics

"Presents information on violence in the workplace against employed persons based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This report includes both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence. Comparisons are made with violence against unemployed persons and violence against employed persons outside of the workplace. Information on type of workplace violence is included. Also discussed is violence by occupation as well as information on victim and crime characteristics such as gender and race distribution, offender weapon use, police notification, and victim injury."


Other

Gender Oppression, Abuse and Violence: Community Accountability within the People of Color Progressive Movement (pdf)

added 07/12/2005
Incite! Women of Color Against Violence

This report is generated from a two-day meeting held in Seattle February 7 – 8, 2004 by an ad-hoc INCITE! Community Accountability in Organizations Working Group. This group specifically gathered to address gender oppression including patriarchical political and work environments, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and sexual assault committed against women/girls/women-identified persons of color within progressive, radical and revolutionary people of color organizations and movement.

OSHA Workplace Violence Fact Sheet (pdf)

added 04/02/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Simple fact sheet from OSHA on the what, who, where and how of workplace violence.

Whose Safety? Women of Color and the Violence of Law Enforcement (pdf)

added 02/16/2005
Anannya Bhattacharjee

This comprehensive research report documents how women of color, both immigrant and U.S-born, face violence and the abuse of authority from law-enforcement agencies - from local police to the prison system to INS raids. Drawing on interviews with nearly 100 anti-violence activists as well as published sources, "Whose Safety?" outlines community interactions with enforcement agencies, the impact of enforcement violence on key areas of women's lives, and current anti-violence movements.

Women Stalking Women at Work: A Preliminary Study on Nurses' Experiences (pdf)

added 07/22/2003
Dr Charmaine Hockley

"This paper explores nurses' experiences of workplace stalking. The data were analyzed and compared with a secondary analysis of data from an earlier study into violence among nurses."


Prevention

2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (pdf)

added 03/31/2010

"This report discusses improvements to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) policy and programs, provides statistics and analysis of reported sexual assaults, and outlines plans to enhance support to victims and prevent the crime."

Combating Workplace Violence (pdf)

added 10/03/2001

Discusses reasons for establishing a program, guidelines for employers, guidelines for law enforcement agencies and where to get additional information.

Employee Training on Addressing Sexual Harassment (word)

added 03/11/2009
The Advocates for Human Rights

This module is intended to train in identifying the various forms of sexual harassment, encouraging employees to report it, and discussing options for addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

added 08/01/2006
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This informational booklet provides a general overview of a particular topic related to OSHA standards.

Other formats: pdf

Human Rights Protections Applicable to Women Migrant Workers: A UNIFEM Briefing Paper (pdf)

added 04/07/2009
Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite, UNIFEM

"This briefing paper is intended to provide some tools for human rights advocates working to advance the rights of women migrant workers using the five most relevant major human rights conventions: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families (MWC). The publication concludes by providing examples of steps states may be required to take to ensure women migrant workers can enjoy their human rights."

Migrant Workers and Prevention (pdf)

added 03/27/2010

This issue of their Partners in Social Change newsletter examines in-depth primary prevention of sexual violence with migrant workers.

OSHA: Workplace Violence

added 11/01/2005

This Workplace Violence website provides information on the extent of violence in the workplace, assessing the hazards in different settings and developing workplace violence prevention plans for individual worksites.

Preventing Homicide in the Workplace

added 02/03/1997

This report states that workers in certain industries and occupations are at increased risk of homicide.

Reaching Migrant Farm Workers: A Technical Assistance Bulletin for Sexual Violence Advocates and Counselors (pdf)

added 04/21/2010

"Focused on the farming industry, the bulletin describes the risk factors for sexual violence for migrant workers, barriers to reporting, legal rights and advocacy strategies."

Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments (pdf)

added 07/21/2006
 

Analyzes and Evaluates retail locations hazards and means of protecting its employees. Additional prevention and intervention strategies are suggested as to reducing violence in the workplace as well as the risk of being victimized.

Safety Planning in the Workplace: Protecting Yourself and Your Job (pdf)

added 01/04/2011

Straightforward information for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking on protecting yourself at work. Information on the various aspects of safety planning are discussed.

Social and Economic Costs of Violence: Workshop Summary

added 10/25/2011
Deepali M. Patel and Rachel M. Taylor, Rapporteurs

This document is the summary of a workshop held by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Global Violence Prevention on the social and economic costs of violence. The workshop was designed to examine violence prevention approaches from multiple perspectives and at multiple levels of society. In particular, the workshop was focused on exploring the successes and challenges in presented interventions. Speakers were invited to share the progress and outcomes of their work and to engage in dialogue exploring gaps and opportunities in the field.

Other formats: pdf

Third Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Report 2007: Scaling Up

added 06/11/2008
World Health Organization (WHO) (2007)

"Reviews progress that has been made in violence prevention since October 2002 and sets out what the World Health Organization and its partners can do over the next 5 years to expand programming and to demonstrate the impact of violence prevention."

Violence Prevention Brochure: Maintaining a Safe Workplace

added 08/01/2006
University of California - Davis

Presents information designed to highlight stresses and risks in the work environment, to enhance workplace safety, and to reduce and prevent disruption and violence.

Work-Related Homicides (pdf)

added 08/01/2006
Eric F. Sygnatur and Guy A. Toscano

Provides information on work-related homicides, including information about the perpetrators, demographics of the decedents, and other relevant facts about these events, such as the time of the incident, the location, and the type of establishment in which the homicide occurred.

Workplace Violence

added 08/01/2006
National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence

Comprehensive website regarding aspects of violence in the workplace.

Workplace Violence: An Employer’s Guide (pdf)

added 08/01/2006
Steve Kaufer and Jurg W. Mattman

"With proper planning and effective programs, employers can dramatically reduce incidents of workplace violence." A brief article that outlines everything from the seriousness of the issue to what they as employers can do about this issue. Contains a section on Domestic Violence.


Research

2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military (pdf)

added 03/31/2010

"This report discusses improvements to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) policy and programs, provides statistics and analysis of reported sexual assaults, and outlines plans to enhance support to victims and prevent the crime."

Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey (pdf)

added 10/23/2009
David Finkelhor, Heather Turner, Richard Ormrod, Sherry Hamby, and Kristen Kracke

"This Bulletin discusses the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence that measured the past-year and lifetime exposure to violence for children age 17 and younger across several major categories: conventional crime, child maltreatment, victimization by peers and siblings, sexual victimization, witnessing and indirect victimization (including exposure to community violence and family violence), school violence and threats, and Internet victimization."

Creating Social Change in Cyberspace: 10 Years Strong

added 06/13/2006
 

Article published by the University of Minnesota Gateway to Reseach & Innovations regarding the success of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse in providing knowledge to prevent violence.

Employee Perceptions of Federal Workplace Violence (pdf)

added 11/06/2012
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

This report released in September 2012 is based on the results of a survey of 42,020 full-time, permanent, nonPostal Federal employees asked about their perceptions of their jobs, work environments, supervisors, and agencies as they relate to violence in the workplace. The findings discuss the incidence and types of workplace violence as well as prevention strategies.

Factors Associated With Women’s Risk of Rape in the Military Environment (pdf)

added 11/13/2009
Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Brian L. Cook and Bradley N. Doebbeling

"This study assessed military environmental factors associated with rape occurring during military service, while controlling for pre-military trauma experiences. The goal of this exploratory study was to describe characteristics of rape victims and perpetrators and to attempt to identify workplace environmental factors associated with rape occurring during military service."

HIV Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women: from Asia to the Arab States: Shifting from Silence, Stigma and Shame to Safe Mobility with Dignity, Equity and Justice (pdf)

added 04/15/2009

This report focuses on female migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, who worked in the host countries of Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Researchers' key findings concluded that female migrant workers are vulnerable to HIV during all stages of employment abroad. They face sexual assault, sexual exploitation and being trafficked into the commercial sex industry while applying for or being recruited into employment, or during transit between home countries and host countries. Home countries' policies can also contribute to the problem as banning women from working abroad serves to push worker migration underground.

How Does Domestic Violence Affect the Vermont Workplace? A survey of male offenders enrolled in batterer intervention programs in Vermont

added 05/15/2012
Michele Cranwell Schmidt & Autumn Barnett

This report informs policy makers and employers about the way Vermont workplaces are affected by domestic violence. It provides important information to help employers make decisions about policy and procedural responses to employees involved in domestic violence.
The survey instrument used collected data on men’s use of workplace resources to perpetrate violence against an intimate partner and the impact of abuse on their own and their partner’s workplace. The survey also collected data on workplace intervention and prevention policies, and procedures and strategies that would prevent men from abusing partners from and in the workplace.

The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence (pdf)

added 07/21/2009
Hugh Waters, et al., Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, World Health Organization

This document examines the economic effects of interpersonal violence, including sexual violence, as well as the economic effects of interventions seeking to reduce violence and the ways in which economic factors such as poverty and income inequality contribute to violence.

Violence Against Women: Classic Papers

added 08/21/2009
Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Jeffrey L. Edleson and Claire M. Renzetti

The purpose of this project was to assemble some of the classic works in the field of violence against women so that new generations of students, practitioners, and researchers would have a collective understanding of the work that has shaped the field. Included are commentaries from the original authors, when available, reflecting on why they authored the work when they did and the influence of their work on the field.

Violence and Theft in the Workplace (pdf)

added 05/20/2000
Ronet Bachman, Ph.D.

Statistics on violence in the workplace provided by the Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse.

Women Stalking Women at Work: A Preliminary Study on Nurses' Experiences (pdf)

added 07/22/2003
Dr Charmaine Hockley

"This paper explores nurses' experiences of workplace stalking. The data were analyzed and compared with a secondary analysis of data from an earlier study into violence among nurses."

Work-Related Homicides (pdf)

added 08/01/2006
Eric F. Sygnatur and Guy A. Toscano

Provides information on work-related homicides, including information about the perpetrators, demographics of the decedents, and other relevant facts about these events, such as the time of the incident, the location, and the type of establishment in which the homicide occurred.

Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 (pdf)

added 04/02/2013
Erika Harrell for the Bureau of Justice Statistics

"Presents information on violence in the workplace against employed persons based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This report includes both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence. Comparisons are made with violence against unemployed persons and violence against employed persons outside of the workplace. Information on type of workplace violence is included. Also discussed is violence by occupation as well as information on victim and crime characteristics such as gender and race distribution, offender weapon use, police notification, and victim injury."


Risk factors

Employment and Domestic Violence

added 11/08/2009

"This special collection includes a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys relating to domestic violence and employment. It is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in employment issues related to ending violence against women. "

Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia: A Briefing Kit

added 04/07/2009
Jean D'Cunha, Programme Manager, UNIFEM

"This briefing kit is informed by the experience of struggle, resilience and creative practice of women migrant workers and their support groups.It enhances an understanding of why and how prevention of discrimination and abuse of overseas women migrant workers should be addressed as issues of promoting gender equality; upholding basic human rights; promoting sustainable development and principles of good governance."

Factors Associated With Women’s Risk of Rape in the Military Environment (pdf)

added 11/13/2009
Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Brian L. Cook and Bradley N. Doebbeling

"This study assessed military environmental factors associated with rape occurring during military service, while controlling for pre-military trauma experiences. The goal of this exploratory study was to describe characteristics of rape victims and perpetrators and to attempt to identify workplace environmental factors associated with rape occurring during military service."

HIV Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women: from Asia to the Arab States: Shifting from Silence, Stigma and Shame to Safe Mobility with Dignity, Equity and Justice (pdf)

added 04/15/2009

This report focuses on female migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, who worked in the host countries of Bahrain, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Researchers' key findings concluded that female migrant workers are vulnerable to HIV during all stages of employment abroad. They face sexual assault, sexual exploitation and being trafficked into the commercial sex industry while applying for or being recruited into employment, or during transit between home countries and host countries. Home countries' policies can also contribute to the problem as banning women from working abroad serves to push worker migration underground.

How Does Domestic Violence Affect the Vermont Workplace? A survey of male offenders enrolled in batterer intervention programs in Vermont

added 05/15/2012
Michele Cranwell Schmidt & Autumn Barnett

This report informs policy makers and employers about the way Vermont workplaces are affected by domestic violence. It provides important information to help employers make decisions about policy and procedural responses to employees involved in domestic violence.
The survey instrument used collected data on men’s use of workplace resources to perpetrate violence against an intimate partner and the impact of abuse on their own and their partner’s workplace. The survey also collected data on workplace intervention and prevention policies, and procedures and strategies that would prevent men from abusing partners from and in the workplace.

Reaching Migrant Farm Workers: A Technical Assistance Bulletin for Sexual Violence Advocates and Counselors (pdf)

added 04/21/2010

"Focused on the farming industry, the bulletin describes the risk factors for sexual violence for migrant workers, barriers to reporting, legal rights and advocacy strategies."

Work-Related Homicides (pdf)

added 08/01/2006
Eric F. Sygnatur and Guy A. Toscano

Provides information on work-related homicides, including information about the perpetrators, demographics of the decedents, and other relevant facts about these events, such as the time of the incident, the location, and the type of establishment in which the homicide occurred.