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An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection for Gays and Lesbians
Welcome to “Dancing In The Darkness”, an informative and thought-provoking resource for rape, sexual assault, incest, and sexual abuse survivors
Be the Hero! is a violence prevention program designed for use in groups of young men. (Australia)
Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery helps individuals find their path to recovery after the impact of trauma from either Child Abuse, Domestic/Family/Relationship Violence, Sexual Assault. We help empower your voice to provide the path in living safe without the dependence or necessity of accepting, tolerating, or living with an abusive partner/caretaker.
Through seminars, workshops and other educational vehicles, A CALL TO MEN challenges men to reconsider their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more just society.
Stand2gether is a movement of teens who unite for care, respect, love and trust in dating relationships
Cause of Death: Woman is an investigative report on violence against women. One in three women around the world is subjected to physical, sexual or some other form of violence during her lifetime. Between 2010 and 2012 we examined the situation in ten countries.
Choose Respect is an initiative that helps teens form healthy relationships to prevent dating violence before it starts. This national effort helps parents, caregivers, older teens, educators, and other caring adults motivate teens to challenge harmful beliefs about dating violence and take steps to form healthy and respectful relationships.
Clan Star, Inc. is devoted to improving justice to strengthen the sovereignty of Indigenous women through legal, legislative, and policy initiatives, and, education and awareness; Clan Star provides technical assistance, training and consultation throughout the United States to Indian tribes and tribal organizations in the development of public policy strategies addressing violence against women.
Coaching Boys into Men has a growing global community of coaches and athletes helping to prevent domestic violence and relationship abuse.
CAVNET has become the go-to resource for those seeking to collaborate with others to address violence against women and crime victims with disabilities.
CUAV is the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization. Our mission is to prevent and respond to violence against and within our diverse LGBTQQ communities.
Resources on teen dating violence from The National Center for Victims of Crime.
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the purpose of the Center is to provide information to researchers, practitioners and members of the public interested in finding, using, or understanding domestic and sexual violence and stalking data. JRSA does not collect data.
Mission: The Elimination of Prejudice (EOP) movement creates long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people. Our mission is to set the conditions for sensitive societal conversations to take place. By setting the conditions for people to talk about sensitive issues, the EOP advocates a better understanding between people.
El Informe sumario del 2010
This site was developed by the INFO Project to collect and share in one central location information on the latest research, tools, project reports, and communication materials produced in the worldwide struggle to end violence against women.
A factsheet (3 pages) on reproductive health and partner abuse
While dating, domestic and sexual violence affect women regardless of their age, teens and young women are especially vulnerable. Young people age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault,1 and people age 18 and 19 experience the highest rates of stalking.2 Add to that the 15.5 million U.S. children who live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year and you have a huge number of young people in this country whose lives are affected – sometimes shaped – by violence.
FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.
Resources from the Children’s Safety Network.
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.
Feminist.com is a thriving online community fostering awareness, education and activism for women all across the world.
The name Founding Fathers was chosen because we are group of men who are working in partnership with women, to create a new kind of society – one where violence is no longer part of the human condition. We believe strongly that in working together we can build a society that explicitly denounces violence against women and children and promote a culture where decency and respect for women requires no special day on the calendar
Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.
An International Nonprofit Organization for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization
GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from over 30 countries worldwide who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy. The Good Therapy Blog link is for their section entitled: “Abuse/Survivors of Abuse” which particularly focuses upon child abuse and adult survivors of child abuse.
Mission: To serve as a national catalyst for examining the intersection of masculinity and violence and for advancing healthy non-violent masculinity. HMPAP will spark a two year national movement to develop new male leadership that role models strength without violence.
The Hear My Voice campaign was created by Break the Cycle to educate and engage young people in the LGBTQ community to create safe and healthy relationships, and connect victims of dating abuse to help and legal services in their community.
Here’s Where We Start (14 pages)
(Pamphlet of the MN Men’s Action Network – see separate entry) – A broad and diverse network of men is needed to align with the voices and historically groundbreaking activities of women to prevent sexual and domestic violence. The MN Men’s Action Network is building a public/private prevention effort that promotes male leadership.
A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets
Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), Joanne Smith, Meghan Huppuch & Mandy Van Deven. Girls for Gender Equity, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, has developed a model for teens to teach one another about sexual harassment.
As people who have been where you are and understand your confusion, feelings and pain, we desire to help victims of clergy sexual abuse and misconduct and their families by making information readily available to them. We are available to provide encouragement, support via email, written correspondence, phone and conferences.
An online movement working to raise awareness of modern day slavery
The Institute promotes the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment through research, education, and publication. In areas of sexuality, it offers leadership, gives voice, and facilitates healing to survivors, communities of faith, and offenders, as well as those who care for them.
Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence’s (MCADSV) DELTA Project produced resources.
The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
This project, this website, is about telling our stories, finding a common language, sharing the truth. Read about women with stories to tell, and tell yours. Learn about the reproductive health consequences of violence and sexual coercion. Say “no more” to reproductive coercion. Know more about how to stop it. Say more to anyone and everyone who will listen.
The Love Is Not Abuse Coalition is a growing national grassroots coalition of parents, teachers and ANYONE advocating for teen dating abuse education in every middle school and high school in the country.
Dating abuse is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. While we define dating violence as a pattern, that doesn’t mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence. It just recognizes that dating violence usually involves a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time.
Masculinity U is a new national initiative geared toward engaging young men in redefining masculinity and encouraging them in taking an equal role in ending gender violence.
MAV seeks to break the link which exists between traditional norms of masculinity-the ways men are taught to behave-and violence. It challenges young men to redefine male and female relationships in an equitable manner; to resolve conflicts effectively; to develop meaningful friendships with other men; and to appropriately manage anger and fear.
Working with men and boys to end violence against women and girls is essential. This module provides guidance on how to engage men and boys drawing on the knowledge of experts and on existing programmes that work.
Mending The Sacred Hoop is committed to strengthening the voice and vision of Native peoples. We work to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women. We work from a social change perspective that relies upon grassroots efforts to restore the leadership of Native women.
Men’s Resources International (MRI) helps men around the globe practice and promote a healthy, compassionate, and responsible model of masculinity.
It is an ongoing interactive community project developed for men which asks them to make the promise not to use their hands in violence against women, not to ignore or tolerate the violence they witness. The banner is a tool to begin dialogue, show support and build a stronger community through art.
The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.
Get the facts on: sexting, constant messaging, spying, digital disrespect and cruelty
Muslim Advocates Against Violence (MAAV) is a national network of Muslim women advocates who are committed to ending violence against women and supporting healthy communities.
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program, co-created by Jackson Katz at Northeastern University in 1993, is a leadership program focused on preventing all forms of men’s violence against women. The multi-racial, mixed gender MVP Program is the first large-scale attempt to enlist high school, collegiate and professional athletes in the fight against this violence.
The vision of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) is to make our campuses and workplaces safer environments where development, education, and caring intervention are fostered and encouraged.
Our organization helps a myriad of professionals who work with victims and perpetrators; law enforcement; criminal justice professionals such as prosecutors, judges and probation officers; health care professionals including emergency response teams, nurses and doctors; domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and service providers; and counselors and social workers.
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.
Our mission and purpose is to educate the public on a variety of issues regarding athletes and violent behavior, while also providing support to the victims, including but not limited to, advocacy, referrals, and research.
The online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.
NO MORE is a simple idea with the power to unleash new, major attention to the numbers of people all around us who are hurt – directly or indirectly — by domestic violence and sexual assault every day and every minute. NO MORE shines a spotlight on these issues. Each of us can use NO MORE to stop the stigma, shame and silence for good.
A global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women
PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a national, grassroots nonprofit which uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence.
Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children.
The CDC is helping the nation prevent violence through a free on-line course called Principles of Prevention. The course teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model.
Instituto Promundo is a Brazilian NGO that seeks to promote gender equality and end violence against women, children and youth. Based in Washington, DC, Promundo-US is a separately incorporated organization that collaborates with Instiituto Promundo on international advocacy, program development and communications.
O Promundo é uma organização brasileira com escritórios no Rio de Janeiro, no Brasil, em Washington, DC, nos Estados Unidos e em Kigali, em Ruanda, que trabalham em colaboração para atingir sua missão. Embora sejamos registrados como ONGs independentes em cada país, os três escritórios do Promundo atuam como uma organização, compartilhando a mesma missão, objetivos, comunicação e ações de advocacy.
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline’s free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.
National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women
Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls, contributing towards UN Secretary General’s system -wide campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
SCOPE is an independent, not-for-profit membership association for prevention educators and professionals. SCOPE embraces an ecological, inclusive, holistic, feminist, public health, evidence-based and multi-disciplinary vision of prevention.
This research project draws on a multi-method approach to investigate the various manifestations of sexual harassment across a range of workplaces contexts. It also examines organisational and institutional understandings and responses to workplace sexual harassment and the longer term impacts for individual ‘targets’.
The Spectrum of Prevention helps expand prevention efforts beyond education models by promoting a multifaceted range of activities for effective prevention. It has been used nationally in prevention initiatives targeting traffic safety, violence prevention, injury prevention, nutrition, and fitness.
The National Rural Women’s Coalition (Australia) in partnership with AWAVA and QCFDR have produced the Family Violence Toolkit.
Stop Street Harassment is a resource center where visitors can access lists of statistics, articles, films, and campaigns around street harassment as well as ideas for action to stop street harassment in their community. Stop Street Harassment also provides people with a place to share their stories.
Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships is a consortium of researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviours. Our Fourth R (Relationships) initiatives use best practice approaches to target multiple forms of violence, including bullying, dating violence, peer violence, and group violence.
We are a site dedicated to survivors of rape, incest and abuse whether sexual, physical, emotional, mental, psychological, verbal, RA or SRA. This is a place where survivors can come together to help each other, support each other, or just pass the time. We are DID-friendly; alters (whether adults or “littles”) are welcome here.
Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.
That’s Not Cool is a national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
UNITY builds support for effective, sustainable efforts to prevent violence before it occurs so that urban youth can thrive in safe environments with supportive relationships and opportunities for success.
UNITY RoadMap: A Framework for Effectiveness and Sustainability (also see UNITY above)
The UNITY RoadMap is a resource for cities to prevent violence before it occurs by mapping out solutions to effectively and sustainably prevent violence
V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.
VetoViolence was established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase awareness and adoption of evidence-based approaches to prevent violence.
A report from The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence based upon a telephone survey/ study in New Hampshire.
This is a website where readers submit their personal experiences of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape.
YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people’s lives. (78 stories)
The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women (VAW).
WOCN is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color.
W R I T I N G S
By: Michael Flood and Lara Fergus, 56 pages, A White Ribbon Foundation Report
Life Out of a Box (Blog), May 24, 2013, I was temporarily blocked from Facebook (i.e. access to my personal account and my four pages) on Wednesday, May 22. It happened after I posted content in support of an open letter demanding “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook.”
(Australia) By: Sue Dyson and Michael Flood, 48 pages, A review of literature concerning adult learning and violence prevention programs with men.
A facilitator’s guide for teen dating violence prevention
(by: Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon Blog, May 7, 2013) There’s something important here that needs attention: Ramsey was able to help because he took violence against women seriously. By his own account, his initial impression was that the situations was “a domestic violence dispute”.
Coaching Boys into Men Playbook (26 pages)
THIS SEASON COMMUNICATE THAT YOUR PLAYERS’ GOALS WILL INCLUDE:
1) Learning to treat women with honor and respect
2) Understanding that violence never equals strength
3) Using this knowledge to become role models
Bob Pease’s paper “Engaging Men in Men’s Violence Prevention: Exploring the Tensions, Dilemmas and Possibilities” was then the focus of a forum where Michael Flood (among others) spoke in response. On this page, we have collected together Bob Pease’s paper, Michael Flood’s response, and a flyer for the forum itself.
Men and boys are already involved in and leading efforts to end gender-based violence, and more are joining the ranks of gender justice activism every day (writing).
(by: Debjani Roy, Hollaback, 25 pages) The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources to unions, members assistance programs (MAP), employers, including human resources departments, employee assistance programs (EAP) and service providers regarding support and assistance they can offer to their staff, union members and clients who have reported experiences of street harassment.
By Michael Flood, 8 pages - Efforts to prevent violence against women will fail unless they undermine the cultural and collective supports for physical and sexual assault found among many men. This paper outlines recent Australian community education campaigns directed at men and the dilemmas with which they deal. It then identifies five key challenges in such work.
By: Michael Flood, 20 pages – This article provides an overview of the impact of the fathers’ rights movement on men’s violence against women. It documents the ways in which fathers’ rights groups in Australia have influenced changes in family law, which privilege parental contact over safety, particularly through moves toward a presumption of children’s joint residence.
(by: Cassandra Spratling, Detroit Free Press, August 12, 2013) The book is getting some heat from a new study that says the novel is rife with emotional and sexual abuse of women. “ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ perpetuates dangerous abuse patterns,” said study author Amy Bonomi, incoming chair and professor of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University.
Report by Stephen Fisher, 10 pages, White Ribbon Research Series – #3
Last year with the help of some friends, I produced a booklet called “It’s Time For Guys To Put An End To This.” Our goal was simple: We wanted to talk about violence against women and girls in a down-to-earth way. So more guys would recognize the problem. And start working to end it.
(by: Kate Clancy [Scientific American] Context and Variation Blog, April 13, 2013) We collected personal and field demographics to tell us about the research participants and their field sites. We asked some questions about factors found in the literature that correlate with a chilly climate for women (e.g., gender segregation, differences in treatment between men and women, gender ratios), events that the literature characterizes as sexual harassment (e.g., comments about physical appearance, unwanted sexual jokes, comments about gender differences in aptitude), and events the literature characterizes as sexual assault (e.g., physical contact that was unwanted or where the victim felt she could not say no).
(by: Michael Flood, 20 pages)
(by: Michael Flood, 12 pages, May 13-15, 2013) I focus on three key points: (1) Men’s violence against women is fundamentally linked to gender inequalities. (2) Men’s involvements in violence prevention are shaped by these same gender inequalities. (3) Gender inequality is the problem, and gender equality is the solution. I then complicate these, noting that gender is not the only story and gender inequality is not the only problem, and that in some ways gender itself is the problem.
Facilitated by Michael Flood, 53 pages/Power Point 23 pages, Notes of a one-day workshop, Conference, United Against Domestic
Violence – Engaging All Men in Prevention. Mt Gambier, South Australia, 14-15 July 2011
(by: Richard L Clark and Rebecca Casey, 19 pages) A 2012 survey data report prepared for the Vermont Governor’s Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force, Podcast Bethany Pombar of the Vermont Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence discusses the report and its implications for prevention (7:47)
By: Michael Flood – Among the range of groups and campaigns enacted by men in the name of progressive gender agendas over the last three decades, anti-violence work has been the most persistent focus, has attracted the largest involvements, and has achieved the greatest international participation. Men’s anti-violence activism therefore is an important case study of male involvement in struggles for gender justice.
Report by Dr. Michael Flood, 38 pages, White Ribbon Research Series – #4
By: Michael Flood - Men have a positive role to play in helping to end violence against women. Growing numbers of men have come to the realisation that violence against women is an issue that touches their lives in deeply personal ways. And it’s a social problem they can do something about.
Assessing the uses and limitations of demand-based approaches in anti-trafficking (98 pages)
2010 Summary Report
Highlights of 2010 Findings
January, 2013 Special Reports of 2010 findings (see listings above): Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation
(Summary of) A new study of 1,430 7th-grade students reveals that many 7th-graders are dating and experiencing physical, psychological and electronic dating violence. More than one in three (37%) students surveyed report being a victim of psychological dating violence and nearly one in six (15%) report being a victim of physical dating violence.
This module provides background information on the roots of violence, calling particular attention to the gendered aspects of violence between men and women and between men.
Answers frequently asked questions on violence as a public health issue, such as: Why is violence a public health issue? and Is violence preventable?
Prevent-Connect links on various online articles on bystander programs
(Australia) By: Michael Flood, Lara Fergus and Melanie Heenan, 91 pages, Violence prevention and respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools.
(Australia) – By: Sue Dyson and Michael Flood – In this article, we review the evidence on athletes’ involvement in violence
against women, their agreement with violence-supportive attitudes, and the risk factors for violence associated with sport in particular.
This is a blog of a woman who appears to be a sexual abuse survivor which covers a number of abuse issues.
(18 pages) – Detailed writing from the Children’s Safety Network
By: Michael Flood - The gendered character of men’s subjection to violence often has gone unremarked. Scholars and policy makers have neglected the ways in which this violence is shaped by and itself helps to constitute social codes and relations of masculinity. However, there is now growing scholarship on the gendered character of male victimisation, in such settings as wars and civil conflicts, gangs and street violence, prisons, schools, workplaces and other institutional contexts, and relationships and families.
By: Stephen McArthur
By: Michael Flood, 52 pages, A White Ribbon Foundation Report
A blog entry
By: Vanessa Farr, Michael Flood, Jessica Galleria, and Cate Buchanan, 12 pages, Applying a gender perspective to the small arms issue — understanding the different ways that men, women, boys, and girls engage in, are affected by, and respond to gun violence—is key to developing effective solutions to the problem.