uscitizenpod: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Recently there has emerged serious allegations of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Executive and Legislative Branches. These "scandals" have prompted women (and some men) to share their own stories about sexual harassment and domestic violence.
A little told story is that the USCIS, in accordance to U.S. Law, particularly the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), provides relief for immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and female genital mutilation.
In observation of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence , we will post resources related to civics, immigration, and gender-based violence.
We the People demand our inalienable right to live in freedom and without fear.
We the People demand justice and embrace the rule of law.
DHS and USCIS
- DHS: The Blue Campaign
- DHS: Tools That Teach: What is Human Trafficking?
- USCIS: Battered Spouse, Children and Parents
- USCIS: Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C)
- USCIS: RAIO Combined Training Course: GENDER-RELATED CLAIMS
- USCIS: Resources for Victims of Human Trafficking and Other Crimes
- USCIS: Victims of Criminal Activity: U Nonimmigrant Status
- USCIS: Victims of Human Trafficking: T Nonimmigrant Status
- Breaking News English: One in three EU women experienced violence
- CAL: Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy: What Should She Do?
- ESL Discussions: 20 Discussion Questions on Domestic Violence
- ESL Lab: Dating Violence
- ESL Library: Gender Inequality
- lit4all2: Domestic Violence: Opening Video
- Minnesota Literacy: Domestic Violence Unit
- We Are NY: Domestic Violence (video plus pdfs in multiple languages)
- API-GBV: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence: Immigration
- API-GBV: Immigration 101 for Domestic Violence Victim Advocates | Webinar by API-GBV 6/6/17
- CLINIC: VAWA and U
- Futures without Violence: Domestic Violence
- ILRC: U Visa/T Visa/VAWA
- National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project: T and U Policies
- National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project: VAWA Confidentiality and Protections for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
- National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project: Webinar: Advocates’ Introduction to Gender-Based
- NIJC: July 14, 2017 - Webinar Series: Representing Survivors of Domestic and Gender Violence
- NIJC: Immigrant Justice: Training for pro bono attorneys: U Nonimmigrant Visa
- Penn Law: Between Worlds: Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence
- SPLC: Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers and SP
- ADWAS: Domestic Violence and Immigration Status (Deaf/ASL)
- AALDEF: Anti-Trafficking Legal Rights in multiple languages
- Free for Life: LAW ENFORCEMENT MULTILINGUAL PHRASEBOOK HUMAN TRAFFICKING QUESTIONS
- NIH HealthReach: Healthy Living Toolkit: Violence In the Home
- NIH HealthReach: No One Has the Right to Hurt You, Even Someone You Love
- National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project: Multilingual Materials
- Take Back the Tech: 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
- NSVRC: Recursos En Español
- USCIS: Immigration Options for Victims of Crime (PDF, 272 KB) (Brochure)
NPR and Affliates
- Latino USA: Feminist Rapper Highlights Abuse Against Women Through Her Music
- Latino USA: How Women of Color Are Embracing and Confronting #MeToo
- Latino USA: The Open Letter That Latina Farmworkers Wrote About Hollywood and Sexual Assault
- Latino USA: U-Visa Program Helps Undocumented Fight Domestic Abuse
- MPR Marketplace: From human trafficking victim to survivor
- MPR Marketplace: How a Salvadoran theater is giving women a second chance at life
- MPR Marketplace: One in five U.S. workers are exposed to a hostile work environment
- Resources for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
- What is a U Visa?
- What is a T Visa?
- Deborah Parker (Tulalip) and the Violence Against Women Act (2013)
- Resources for Human Rights Day!
- A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of the UDHR and Human Rights Day and mp3
- A Word Search Puzzle for UDHR and Human Rights Day
- N-400 Part 12c: Acts of Violence
- asean secretariat: Violence Against Women Throughout The Life Cycle
- CNS: Undocumented Violence: One undocumented immigrant's story of domestic abuse.
- KPBS: Why Immigrant Spouses Are Uniquely Vulnerable To Domestic Violence
- Access Inc: VAWA Legal Program
- oxfaminternational: #SayEnough Together We Can End Violence Against Women and; Girls
- Turn Key Doc: Understanding Sexual Harassment | Sexual Harassment
- UN Women: Ending Violence against Women Playlist
- UN Women Asia and the Pacific: Violence Against Women and Girls in Viet Nam and VN
- Uplift-Online Communities Against Sexual Violence : Engage by Uplift Playlist
VOANews and VOALearning English (recent videos and stories)
- #MeToo, #NoMore Play Major Role in 2018 International Women's Day
- #MeToo Campaign Prompts Thousands to Share Sexual Harassment Stories (video, VOALE)
- Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Presidents Not New (plus video)
- As Russia's #MeToo Movement Grows, Words of Encouragement from US Women's Group
- Challenges Remain One Year After #MeToo
- Female US Lawmakers Claim Sexual Harassment, Decline to Name Harassers
- Immigrant Women Especially Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle Opens Space for Women's Anger
- Men Also Coming Forward With Stories of Sexual Harassment
- Online Abuse Silences Women and Girls, Fuels Violence, Survey Shows
- Sex Trafficking in Rohingya Refugee Camps | Displaced with Greta Van Susteren
- Sex Trafficking Victim (VOA Connect Ep 16)
- Sexual Harassment, Other Claims in Congress Cost $17 Million Since 1997
- Study Finds Beliefs About Boy and Girl Differences Start at Early Age
- US Senator in Trouble After Being Accused of Sexual Harassment in 2006
- US Service Industry Workers Training to Stop Sexual Harassment
Check back for more resources!