Resources Library: For Victims/Survivors

Virginia LGBTQ Community Resource and Referral Guide

Added Friday, August 01, 2014 by Action Alliance

This guide was created to serve as a resource for people working with LGBTQ Virginians who might not be aware of the extent of community based resources in their areas.  Includes medical, legal, community, and religious/faith resources by region (central, eastern, southern/southwest, norther, northwest, and state).  Published by the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.

What Islam Says About Domestic Violence: A Guide for Helping Muslim Families

Added Thursday, April 07, 2022 by Action Alliance

What Islam Says About Domestic Violence: A Guide for Helping Muslim Families was written for victim advocates working at FAITH (Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help) in the field of domestic violence
(DV).

FAITH realized that most Muslim women don’t know the rights that Allah SWT (God) has blessed them with. DV survivors were following some cultural norms thinking that it was Islam. Therefore, suffering in silence.

FAITH approached the authors to write this book from the Islamic perspective so that the culture could be separated from the religion. FAITH thanks the authors for their expertise, diligence, hard work and commitment
to writing this book. The grant funding for the first edition was awarded to FAITH Social Services by International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the Center for Multicultural Human Services (CMHS). It was funded in part by the Department of Criminal Justice V-Stop grant to CMHS.

FAITH is grateful to the scholars who reviewed this book and gave their reflections and blessings. FAITH appreciates the work of editors on this book. FAITH recognizes Center for Islam in the Contemporary World (CICW)
at Shenandoah University for making “What Islam Says About Domestic Violence: A guide for Helping Muslim Families” in a digital book.

This book can be downloaded free for educational purposes only and cannot be sold.


Published in 2003 by FAITH (Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help)

Why We Stayed

Added Thursday, October 15, 2015 by Action Alliance

This 7-minute video is provided free by the creators of Private Violence, a feature-length documentary that explores domestic violence in the U.S.  This short video features survivors Bev Gooden, Kit Gruelle, Leslie Morgan Steiner and Mildred Muhammad.  It is perfect for engaging discussion via social media and in any classroom, volunteer training, survivors' group, community task force meeting, school, legal or health care setting.  Click here to view the video via YouTube.

World Privacy Forum’s Top Ten Opt Outs for Data Privacy

Added Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Action Alliance

Over the years, the World Privacy Forum has developed this list of resources for opting out of publicly searchable data storage sites. The list does not contain all opt outs that are available. Rather, it contains the opt outs that important and will be the most useful to the most consumers. This can be a helpful resource to survivors who have relocated or would like to be sure that their private information remains as private as possible. It is also a good practice for everyone to learn how their data is stored, sold, and available very easily, and how to take back some control over the sea of information available to those who know where to access it.

In this list, some opt outs can be done by phone, some have to be sent in a letter via postal mail, and some can be accomplished online. Some opt outs last forever, some have time limits, and others can be changed at will.

To view this resource, click here.