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The Battered Women's Justice Project, in partnership with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence.
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The Benefits of Violence: Why Give It Up?
Presenter: Chuck Derry is a co-founder of the Gender Violence Institute and a Praxis International Technical Assistance Provider. Chuck is also deeply involved in primary prevention work through MN Men's Action Network and other community organizing projects.
Description: In our work to address domestic and sexual violence, it's easy to overlook the most fundamental fact: offenders benefit from their use of violence. This webinar describes exactly what's in it for offenders to continue with their abuse, what they gain from every tactic, and why those tactics work so well again and again. As practitioners, how we think about the intent and effect of the offender's abuse directly impacts how we respond to both offenders and victims. With a shared understanding of the functionality of the abuse, we enhance our abilities to hold offenders accountable and provide effective assistance to survivors. Chuck Derry has a unique way of relating men's use of violence to our understanding of how self-interest motivates human behavior and how violence and other abusive tactics are powerful tools for getting what one wants. This is a compelling way to describe our work: how it connects all the disciplines with the safety and autonomy of survivors. It's a refreshing reminder of why we take a strong clear stand together. This webinar steps us through the process of multiagency accountability.
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2013 Gender Equality Timeline Available
UN WOMEN has released a year in review gender equality timeline that captures select gender equality achievements that have grabbed international headlines and spurred action on the ground.
New Technical Assistance Resource
NCJFCJ launches websiteDesigned by and for the OVW TA community as part of the TA2TA project, this website will facilitate the collaboration and communication integral to the continued strength and sustainability of the work of this project, the OVW TA community, and its constituents. In growing partnerships, strengthening relationships, and convening to identify promising practices and emerging trends, TA2TA projects such as this website will lay the foundation for better day-to-day realization of work on OVW-funded projects while generating a strategic plan and future vision for the OVW TA Program.
promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems to enhance their effectiveness in providing safety, security, and justice for battered women and their families. We offer training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil legal systems in addressing domestic violence.