In the Literature: Violence and reproductive health preceding flight from war: accounts from Somali born women in Sweden. Bryskog U, Olsson P, Essén B, Allvin MK. BMC Public Health. 2014 Aug 30;14:892.
Resource: Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide for Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams & Communities
Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence and the Battered Women’s Justice Project
Resource provides and clarifies information about Islam and gender equality in marriage and divorce. It also directs readers to best practices that safeguard women’s rights and interests.
Resource: The Voice of Love: Interpreting Compassion
Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma and Cross-Cultural Communications
A national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that developed an interpreter training program to support quality services for survivors of torture, trauma and sexual violence.
Resource: Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Among Refugee Communities
Compiled by International Rescue Committee Baltimore staff
Materials include a resource list of domestic violence organizations that work with South Asian immigrants and/or refugees; a list of selected references on domestic violence among refugee communities; and an annotated bibliography of materials on domestic and intimate partner violence among refugee groups, which includes publications (research studies and review of interventions), organizational resources, and online resources.
Event: Webinar: Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: Part II
Presented by: National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Audience: mental health practitioners, community organizations
Webinar builds on earlier webinar,”Developing Trauma-Informed Practices and Environments: First Steps for Programs”, to support programs and provide tools for implementing trauma-informed work into practice.
Sept 14, 2012, 2-3:30 pm CST
Event: Human Rights Conference: Create Space for Gender-Peace
Presented by: UNSPOKEN
Audience: Clinicians, lawyers, community advocates, resettlement agencies, human rights advocates.
Using a gendered perspective of human rights, explore the universal nature of gender violence and create opportunities for gender-peace.
October 17-18, 2012, Utica, NY
Resource: Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Guidelines for Prevention and Response
These guidelines offer practical advice on how to design strategies and carry out activities aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated against refugee women.