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  • Stonewall Tigers; The Stonewall Tigers operate as a resource and information base for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, and supporting friends, to facilitate discussion of issues and events relevant to the GLBTQ community and the overall Memphis community at large.

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Other Organizations

Arizona Rape Prevention Education Report - University of Arizona

The Arizona Rape Prevention Education Project (ARPEP) is based at the University of Arizona, College of Public Health, The ARPEP website is designed to share rape and sexual assault statistics, evaluation, and research. Included on the site are national and Arizona statistics, bibliographies of research reports on various topics, and links to other relevant sites.

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

The mission of the Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by increasing awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women.

Center for Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

The Center for Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Its goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis. Its emphasis is on education and prevention.

Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)

CAVNET is a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. It works internationally to address domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, youth violence, and crimes against people with disabilities. CAVNET has developed a comprehensive on-line database of information, and a virtual community of over one thousand professionals from the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some of the information on this site is only accessible to registered users, but there is much for the general public as well.

Family Violence Prevention Fund

The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse. The FVPF is a national nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing concerned individuals, allied professionals, women's rights, civil rights, and other social justice organizations, and children's groups to join the campaign through public education/prevention campaigns, public policy reform, model training, advocacy programs, and organizing.

Feminist Majority's Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Resource List

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and nonviolence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. It believes that feminists-both women and men, girls and boys-are the majority, but this majority must be empowered. Its Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Resource List includes links to local and national rape crisis centers, sexual assault education networks, and hotlines, as well as to other organizations and resources. Anti-Violence Resources is a grassroots, interactive community by, for, and about women. It aims to facilitate information-sharing among women and encourage mobilization around political issues. Its Anti-Violence page has links to many articles as well as to other resources.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community's mission is to provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community. This site includes bibliographies, hotline numbers, and links.

Laws provides the public with a free flow of information, especially in the area of crime prevention. aims to keep the public informed, providing the most updated information on current issues such as child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault to name just a few. also supplies crime prevention solutions, access to other justice organizations, as well as access to various blogs for justice.

Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center

The Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center (MSARC) is a City of Memphis agency that provides services at no cost to the victim or to their family members within Shelby County. MSARC's service area includes Shelby County and counties outside of Shelby on a referral basis.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse Electronic Clearinghouse - University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is a center within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. The MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding resources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and searchable databases with over seven hundred training manuals, videos, and other education resources.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Fact Sheets

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries. Among the fact sheets available on this site are sheets on rape, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, male batterers, and dating violence.

National Center for Justice Reference Service

The National Center for Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. The NCJRS partner agencies publish hundreds of reports and other information products each year. The types of reports and their content are designed to meet the broad range of interests in the field and the audiences who use them. Most of the titles are available on-line through this website.

National Institute of Justice Violence Against Women and Family Violence Research and Evaluation Program

The Violence Against Women and Family Violence (VAWFV) Research and Evaluation Program is one of many initiatives supported by the Office of Research and Evaluation of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The VAWFV program provides funds for research, including fellowships and NIJ-funded grant awards, in the areas of violence against women and family violence. In addition, it creates partnerships with federal agencies to promote collaborative research and evaluation initiatives; conducts field research to test new approaches to combating violence against women and family violence; and evaluates the effectiveness of those initiatives. This site includes links to several reports.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (the Alianza) is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities.

National Organization of Women (NOW): Violence Against Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve our goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression. Its page on Violence Against Women includes information on NOW's work in this area.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. It serves as a central clearinghouse for the voluminous resources and research on sexual violence and provides a place to turn to for information, help, and support. The NSVRC hopes to influence policy, practice, and research by providing greater interaction, investigation, and review, and by promoting awareness within the anti-sexual violence movement. The University of Pennsylvania, the NSVRC's research partner, provides review, analysis, and synthesis. The site includes links to statistical reports and other information.

National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center (NVAWPRC) was established in 1998 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and its mission is to help prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. The NVAWPRC is made up of faculty and students at three academic institutions: The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.; The Center for Trauma Recovery at the University of Missouri, St. Louis; and The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. The Center is funded via a cooperative agreement with the CDC, hence the CDC is a fourth and integral partner in its activities. The site includes statistics, summaries of research, and information for survivors.

National Women's Health Information Center: Violence

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of federal and other women's health information resources. The NWHIC's mission is to provide current, reliable, commercial and cost-free health information to women and their families. The page on violence includes sections on domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault and abuse, dating violence, and elder violence. The site links to fact sheets, reports, and other information, including the 2000 Violence Against Women Act and to state resources.

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a nonprofit organization composed of diverse community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans through public policy, advocacy, education, and activities which increase the capacity of programs and communities to address violence.

V-Day: Until the Violence Stops

V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is also a day-on or around Valentine's Day in February-for which annual theatrical and artistic events are produced around the world to raise money and to transform consciousness. This site includes statistics on international and national violence against women as well as links to other resources.

Violence Against Women National Electronic Network (VAWnet)

The VAWnet Library (VAWlibrary) is an on-line resource provided through the National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women (VAWnet). Working in close collaboration with VAWnet participants, VAWlibrary collects, preserves, and provides electronic access to information and materials developed to assist activists and organizations working on a local, state, national, and international level to end violence against all women and children.

Violence Against Women Office

The Violence Against Women Office of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Violence Against Women Office works with U.S. attorneys to ensure enforcement of the federal criminal statutes contained in the 1994 act, assists the attorney general in formulating policy related to civil and criminal justice for women, and administers more than $270 million a year in grants to help states, tribes, and local communities transform the way in which criminal justice systems respond to crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Violence Against Women Office works with victim advocates and law enforcement in developing grant programs that support a wide range of services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including advocacy, emergency shelter, law enforcement protection, and legal aid. Additionally, the Violence Against Women Office is leading efforts nationally and abroad to intervene in and prosecute crimes of trafficking in women and children. Both publications and statistical information are available on this site.

Violence Against Women Act of 2000

This site, the official site for tracking federal government legislation, includes the full text of the act, and its various versions, along with summary information and related documents.

Violence Against Women Online Resources - University of Minnesota

This site is a cooperative project of the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and the Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. This site provides law, criminal justice, advocacy, and social service professionals with up-to-date information on interventions to stop violence against women.

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