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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Violence Awareness & Response Program

Educational Resources

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/varp/resources.html

Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence

The Canvas Project - This website and project was created by a group of Gender and Women’s Studies students at Minnesota State University, Mankato who came together to create a training kit to talk about violence against women. The website features videos with individuals who are survivors of violence, resources, statitics about violence, and written stories about experiences with violence and healing from violence.

Intimate Partner Violence

Feminist Majority Foundation - Provides, facts, news and resources on domestic violence.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Working for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.

National Domestic Violence Hotline - Providing a 24-hour hotline for those in crisis.
 
American Institute on Domestic Violence - Providing training on domestic violence for businesses.
 
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women - A statewide membership program of local, regional, and statewide organizations advocating on behalf of battered women and their children.

Sexual Assault/Rape

Arizona Rape Prevention Education Project - University of Arizona-based site designed to share rape statistics and sexual assault statistics, evaluation, and research.

Online Resource Library - Resources for advocates working to end violence in the lives of women and their children.

Voices Not Victims - UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program.

Talk About Rape! - Discussion of sexual violence in English and Spanish by a survivor services program in Santa Rosa, CA. 

911 Rape - Comprehensive services and information, provided by Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center.

War-Line - War Against Rape, a site that focuses attention on people and places that they believe promote demeaning sexual practices or exhibit sexually violent or aggressive behavior. Includes resources for women working within the sex industry.

Sexual Harassment

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Policy on Harassment - Provides the University's legal policy on harassment.

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Rights & Responsibilities of Students and Employees - Provides information on reporting harassment to the Office of Affirmative Action.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Procedure for Reporting Harassment - Provides information on reporting harassment.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Provides information on sexual harassment on the federal level.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Facts - Provides facts from the federal government.

Stalking

Stalking Awareness Month - A quiz, definitions, fact sheets, safety plans, information for law enforcement and prosecution, videos and other easily accessible information about the awareness month and stalking itself.

The Use of Technology to Stalk - Access to an online course, fact sheets and more are available for victim advocates and criminal justice professionals, as well as anyone else learn more about the wat that stalkers can and have used technology to stalk.

US Department of Justice - Information about Stalking - Provides information in order to educate the general public as well as offers researchers with a useful resource.

Minnesota Statuses - Information on the stalking laws in Minnesota.

Obtaining a Harassment Restraining Order - Information on what a HRO is and how to file for one.

Stalking Resource Center - As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center seeks to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.

 Sex Trafficking

Breaking Free has become one of the nation’s leading organizations for working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution. Though located in Minneapolis, their services can be accessed by folks beyond that location. Their website includes information and resources for victims and survivors of sex trafficking including housing options, pre-court diversion, the John School and more.

For Men

Men as Peacemakers - Check out this wonderful Minnesota-based organization's efforts to include men as a part of the solution to violence against women and girls.

A Call to Men - This national organization works to create a world where men and boys are loving and respectful and women and girls are valued and safe.

Men Can Stop Rape - This national organization works to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.