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Journey to Safety: The Battered Immigrant Woman’s Experience

Date: June 1, 2007
Document: jts_5_15_07_3.pdf
Country: United States of America
Type: Training
Issues: Asylum , Gender-Based Violence , Migrant Rights , Women's Rights

Published by The Advocates for Human Rights in partnership with Battered Women’s Justice Project and Pangea World Theater. Supported by Grant No. 2004-WT-AX-K073 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. This set of training materials is designed to put participants in the shoes of an immigrant victim of domestic violence as she tries to negotiate the legal, medical and government systems. The Journey to Safety video contains a 40-minute performance by Pangea World Theater, as well as three case studies and interviews with policemen, policymakers, prosecutors, judges, medical professionals, and other legal advocates. The activities included in the Facilitator’s Guide are designed to complement the information presented in the performance and allow participants to 1) identify the barriers, 2) research and understand the complexity of the issues, and 3) develop strategies to address the problem. The Facilitator’s Guide also provides a wide range of information and tools for professionals working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, such as fact sheets, referral lists, case studies, and domestic violence resources. ISBN: 978-0-929293-51-7