Resources Library: Community Coordination & Collaboration

How Community Service Boards and Domestic Violence Programs Can Help Each Other

Added Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Virginia Department of Social Services

This Power Point presentation was developed and presented by Martha Kurgan from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services at the Virginia Department of Social Services Promising Practices conference on September 16, 2013. 

Infographics: How Oppressive Systems Connect and How Justice Movements Connect

Added Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by Action Alliance

Gender-based violence (or the process of controlling, coercing, or otherwise exerting power over someone because of their gender) is both a tool and a driver of white supremacy. Ending gender-based violence requires us to see and dismantle the same forces that support the existence of white supremacy. At the same time, this work calls us to envision and work toward equity and liberation, while breaking out of silos.

The infographic, "How Oppressive Systems Connect" illustrates examples of how gender-based violence is driven by white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, and capitalism. "How Justice Movements Connect" illustrates examples of how gender justice is supported by movements to build racial justice, economic justice, trans and queer liberation, and reproductive justice. 

These resources are helpful for your prevention work, new staff orientation, volunteer training, board training, and other environments where you are exploring the many ways in which work to end sexual and intimate partner violence intersects with work to build racial justice, reproductive justice, economic justice, and trans and queer liberation. 

Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

Added Monday, May 02, 2016 by Action Alliance

In the United States, forced marriage can impact individuals of any age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic or religious background.  In a 2011 survey, service providers in the U.S. (primarily legal and social service agencies in the domestic violence and sexual assault field but also including law enforcement, school and university staff, counselors and other legal professionals) reported encountering as many as 3,000 known or suspected cases of forced marriage (Tahirih Justice Center, 2011).  The current article is a follow up looking at the intersectionality of other forms of abuse and forced marriage.

Journal: Revolution: Celebrating 30 years of progress

Added Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Action Alliance

A journal for professionals working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Volume 5 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Virginia coalition, and includes the following topics: 30 Years of Making History; Reflections From Those Who Have Worked on the Front Lines; Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Share Their Stories; A Brief History of Virginia's First Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Program; Maps Depicting Expansion of Virginia's Domestic Violence Programs and Sexual Assault Crisis Centers; Brief Bios of the "30 Voices for 30 Years" Honorees.

Volume 5; January 2012.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.

68 pages

Journal: Revolution: Intersections and Differences Between Working to End Sexual & Domestic Violence

Added Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Action Alliance

The first issue of Virginia's journal for professionals working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Volume 1 addresses similarities and differences between movements to end sexual violence and domestic violence. Includes the following articles: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agencies--Differences and Similarities; Open and Willing--Creating a New Coalition; Transforming VAASA and VADV; Two Movements, One Path, One Goal.

Volume 1; Winter 2006.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.

24 pages