RESOURCES AND LINKS – WOMEN
National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center is, at its core, an advocacy organization committed to — and working on behalf of — crime victims and their families. Rather than focus the entire organization’s work on one type of crime or victim, the National Center addresses all types of crime.
National Organization for Victim Assistance – for victims of crime and crisis
Violence Against Women Office, U.S. Department of Justice
Amnesty International USA, Women’s Human Rights Programs
Battered Women’s Justice Project provides training, technical assistance, and other resources through a partnership of three organizations:
— The Battered Women’s Justice Project, focusing on Criminal Justice offers training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice systems in addressing domestic violence. Staff attorneys and advocates can provide information and analyses on effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence offenders.
Phone: (800)903-0111 ext. 1
— The National Center on Full Faith and Credit, focusing on Civil Justice, a project of BWJP, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit provides technical assistance on all issues related to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders across jurisdictional boundaries.
Phone: (800)903-0111 ext. 2
–The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, focusing on battered women charged with crimes and members of their defense teams, in partnership with BWJP, provides customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others).
Phone: (800)903-0111 ext. 3
Womens Law, a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, provides legal information to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Trust Law – A global hub for free legal assistance and news and information on good governance and women’s rights.
Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. Areas of focus include Discrimination in Law, Sexual Violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Trafficking.
FaithTrust Institute – Dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence, FaithTrust Institute is an organization of women and men from many faith traditions, cultures, and racial groups committed to the equality of women and men and the empowerment of women, youth and children.
The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women – provides crisis intervention and support services to all victims of domestic violence and their families in order to help survivors recover from the trauma of domestic violence. We work toward the elimination of domestic violence by increasing public awareness and decreasing tolerance of domestic violence through community collaboration and education. DAHMW will strive to improve the quality and safety of the lives of victims who are seeking peace in their homes and in their daily existence.
Stirring The Fire – Highlighting ways to empower women and girls