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Crime Victim's Guide to Justice (Self-help Law Kit With Forms) by Mary L. Boland (Sourcebooks;1997). This book, written by a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, offers knowledge about how the justice system works and what your rights are.



Deadly Consequences: How Violence is Destroying Our Teenage Population and A Plan to Begin Solving the Problem by Deborah Prothrow-Stith with Michaele Weissman (Harper Perennial, New York, NY; 1991) Advocates using a community-wide, public health-based approach, through schools, families and the wider community, to combat the violence that teenagers are exposed to via the media and in their daily lives. Contains a list of state by state anti-violence organizations.



The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence by Gavin De Becker (Little, Brown & Co., New York, NY; 1997) Explains the value of trusting one's instincts of fear to protect from violence, and offers strategies to live more safely while remaining free from the paralyzing effects of unnecessary anxiety.



Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Vintage; 2010). Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn describe their travels through Africa and Asia and the extraordinary women they meet along the way. Through stories of a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth and many more, this book address the economic and social situation of women worldwide and the amazing possibilities of women when they’re given the opportunity to succeed.



The Neurobiology of Sexual Assualt by Rebecca Campbell (Michigan State University; 2012) This webinar powerpoint discusses the neurobiology of sexual assault and the effect trauma has on victim behavior. A recording of the webinar is also available online at http://nij.gov/multimedia/presenter/presenter-campbell/pages/welcome.aspx



Obsession, With Intent: Violence Against Women by Lee Lakeman (Black Rose Books; 2005). Obsession, With Intent is an investigative report into cases of violence against women where the women tried to get help from the criminal justice system. It highlights women’s vulnerability and struggles in reporting and receiving help in the legal system. Through individual women’s stories, the book demands change in our social system at the individual, the institutional, and political levels.



Men’s Violence Against Women: Theory, Research, and Activism by Christopher Kilmartin and Julie Allison, (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007)This book is intended as a text for courses in gender-based violence in a variety of disciplines including psychology, sociology, and women’s, men’s and/or gender studies.


On the Road to Healing: An Anthology for Men Ending Sexism Dual Power Press 2009. Edited by Basil Shadid. This book is an exciting pro-feminist anthology by men working to end sexism.


Reaching Men: Strategies for Addressing Sexist Attitudes, Behaviors and Violence by Russ Funk (Jist Life, April 2006) Sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, pornography, prostitution, domestic violence, dating abuse, male and female victimization, and stalking are topics addressed in Rus Ervin Funk’s reference book entitled Reaching Men. Secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, a social worker since 1983, and co-founder of the Baltimore Sexual Abuse Treatment Center, Rus shares the knowledge he gained in creating strategies that call on all men to change their attitudes and behaviors and help stop violence.


The Roots of Evil: The Origins of Genocide and Other Group Violence by Ervin Staub (Cambridge University Press, New York, NY; 1989) Investigates the processes, psychological, societal and cultural, which give rise to mass violence. Suggests modes of behavior and attitudes which are conducive to non-aggressive societies.



Sourcebook on Violence against Women by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey Edleson, Raquel Kennedy Bergen (SAGE Publications; 2010). This sourcebook provides information on the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. The book is divided into theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women, types of violence against women, or prevention and direct intervention. Interesting read that encourages examination of culture, class, geographic location, and other issues within violence against women discussions.


Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk. Offers guidance to those who work with trauma victims on self-care and strategies to maintain their effectiveness and mindful presence. Lipsky defines “Trauma Stewardship” as the practice of caring for oneself in order to remain effective at--and avoid the negative effects of--caring for others.


The Verbally Abusive Relationship - How to Recognize it and How to Respond , by Patricia Evans, Adams Media (1992)


Victims No More: Girls Fight Back Against Male Violence by Jennifer Tucker and Leslie R. Wolfe. Presents the findings of the Center's research and current data on girls and violence. Pdf available at www.centerwomenpolicy.org/publications.



Violence Against Women as Bias Motivated Hate Crime: Defining the Issues by Lois Copeland and Leslie R. Wolfe (Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.; 1991) Order from: Publications, Center for Women Policy Studies, 1211 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 312, Washington, D.C. 20036. tel: (202) 872-1770. This policy paper places violence against women in the context of accepted definitions of hate crimes; it discusses sexism and violence against women as crimes of misogyny, and reviews data collection and the meaning of statistics, flaws in the federal data collection system, federal and state hate crime laws, and the work of organizations and programs that monitor hate crimes.



Violence Against Women: Current Theory and Practice in Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Exploitation by Nancy Lombard (Jessica Kingsley Pub; 2013) This book seeks to address issues surrounding violence against women at all levels, from its root causes (including looking at child abuse and coercive control) to the specific needs arising in victims of gendered abuse from a particular social or ethnic group. The research draws on expertise from service providers and provides up-to-date information of major issues in sexual violence and ways to tackle the issue.



Violence Against Women: Myths, Facts, Controversies by Walter S. Dekerseredy (University of Toronto Press; 2011) A passionate but well-documented sociological overview of a sobering problem. Dekerseredy challenges the labeling of intimate violence as gender neutral and examines the male role in the violence cycle. The book discusses the structural practices that sustain this violence and debunks the myths which dismiss the threats to women in our society while calling for ground level and structural changes to eliminate this violence.


The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help by Jackson Katz. (Sourcebooks, 2006) Katz, an antisexist male activist, argues for a "far-reaching cultural revolution," exploring those aspects of American culture that promote violence against women, including pornography, prostitution, and other sex-related businesses as well as sexual violence in the military, the music industry, and athletics.


Terrorizing Women, Feminicide in the Américas. By Rosa-Linda Fregoso and Cynthia Bejarano (Duke University Press, 2010). Essays by feminist and human rights activists, attorneys, and scholars from Latin America and the United States, as well as testimonios by relatives of women who were disappeared or murdered are brought together for the first time. In addition to investigating egregious violations of women's human rights, the contributors consider feminicide in relation to neoliberal economic policies, the violent legacies of military regimes, and the sexual fetishization of women's bodies.



Violence Reflections on a National Epidemic, James Gilligan (Random House paperback, 1997) The author explores the roots of violence, through his work as a prison psychiatrist. See also Preventing Violence (Prospects for Tomorrow) (Thames & Hudson, 2001).




What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, by Jaclyn Friedman (Seal Press; 2011) Jaclyn Friedman—co-editor of Yes Means Yes—created this powerful resource guide for young women to decipher the modern world’s hypersexualized, hypocratic, and sometimes dangerous environment. The book offers women an interactive approach to defining their own sexuality, with quizzes, exercise, advice, and skills.

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Rape

“Acquaintance Rape of College Students” by Rana Sampson, 2002. One of a series called the “Problem-Oriented Guides for Police” published by US Department of Justice, available online at: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e03021472.pdf


Aftermath, by Susan Brison (Princeton University Press; 2003) Author Susan Brison presents her personal narrative of recovery from rape while exploring an interdisciplinary perspective on fear, trauma, and recovery in the aftermath of sexual violence. It offers insight into the experience of a rape survivor but also a critique of our society, where women routinely suffer from sexual violence.


Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape by Susan Brownmiller (Bantam Books, New York, NY; 1975) Considers how male and female relations have changed through a history of war, social revolt and disturbance, and examines how race and power distribution affect perceptions concerning rape. Ends by relating ways in which women have fought back against rape.


Campus Sexual Assault: How America's Institutions of Higher Education Respond (Report to Congress) Heather M. Karjane, Bonnie S. Fisher, and Frank T. Cullen (8/26/02). PDF available at: www.rainn.org/pdf-files-and-other-documents/Public-Policy/Legislative-Agenda/mso44.pdf . In response to increasing concern about the high incidence rate of sexual assaults of young women while attending institutions of higher education (IHE), this Congressionally-mandated investigation comprehensively assesses the policies and procedures used by IHEs to prevent, respond to reports of, and adjudicate incidents of sexual assault. Findings are presented by issue and school type; research and policy recommendations are suggested.


Growing Beyond Survival – A Self-Help Toolkit for Managing Traumatic Stress, by Elizabeth G. Vermilyea, The Sidran Press, 200 E. Joppa Rd, Suite 2087, Towson, MD 21286 www.Sidran.org


If He is Raped – A Guidebook for Parents, Partners, Spouses and Friends, by Alan W. McEvoy, Debbie Rollo and Jeff B. Brookings, Learning Publications 1999.


If She is Raped – A Guidebook for Husbands, fathers and Male Friends , by Alan W. McEvoy and Jeff B. Brookings, Learning Publications INC.


I will Survive, by Lori Robinson (Seal Press 2003) This self-help book is tailored specifically African-American survivors of sexual assault, including their families, friends, and communities.


Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence, Activism and Equality , Edited by Jodi Gold and Susan Villari (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2000) Just Sex chronicles the movement on college campuses to end sexual violence and to mold a new sexual paradigm in which consensual sex and sexual autonomy are the norm.



License To Rape: Sexual Abuse of Wives by David Finkelhor and Kersti Yllo (Free Press, New York, NY; 1995) Challenges myths about rape within marriage, offering instead testimony from victims and culprits. Suggests measures against the crime, both within the legal system, and through increased awareness in the media and in communities.


Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence, by Anne K. Ream (Beacon Press, 2014) Part personal history of Anne Ream’s own experience rebuilding her life after violence, part memoir of a multi-country, multi-year journey spent listening to survivors, Lived Through This is at once deeply personal and resolutely political.


Men Who Rape: The Psychology of the Offender by A. Nicholas Groth (Plenum Press, New York, New York; 1981) Basic reading for anyone working in the field, it addresses the psychodynamics and clinical aspects of rapists. It gives developmental histories of the life style and motivations of men who rape, and offers guidelines for identification, diagnostic assessment, and treatment.



Rape In Marriage by Diana E. H. Russell (Macmil-lan, New York, NY; 1982) Using evidence gathered from extensive interviews of victims, it provides an overview of the crime and describes how some women have succeeded in stopping it.



Rape Is... (Video/Documentary from Cambridge Documentary Films) . A 30 minute documentary exploring the meaning, severity, and consequences of rape. "Rape is…" looks at rape from a global and historical perspective, but focuses mainly on the domestic cultural conditions that make this human rights violation the most underreported crime in America. See www.rapeis.org.


Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis by Jody Raphael (Chicago Review Press; 2013). This book uses first hand interviews with victims of rape, media and judicial records, social media analysis, and governmental agencies statistics to unveil the extent and consequences of denying acquaintance rape.



Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D. The Sidran Press, 200 E. Joppa Rd, Suite 207, Towson, MD 21286 www.Sidran.org


Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape by Linda A. Fainstein (William Morrow & Co., New York, NY; 1993) Fascinating account by the head of Manhattan's Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit, detailing cases she has worked on, and outlining how legal attitudes to rape have progressed in favor of women over the past twenty years.



Recovering from Rape by Linda A. Ledray (Holt Publishing, 1994)A book for survivors, their families and loved ones. Contains practical advice on overcoming the trauma of sexual assault and coping with police, hospitals, and the court systems.



“The Sexual Victimization of College Women” , by Cindy Hanford, web writer for the Washington Post. Article published by the Washington Post, March 7, 2002, now posted at NOW website: www.now.org/issues/violence/030702college.html



Surviving Sexual Violence, Liz Kelly (University of Minnesota Press, 1988) A study with women survivors of violence which highlights the continuum of sexual violence in women's lives and how women define their experience and develop strategies to resist, cope with and survive sexual violence.



Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape, Charlotte Pierce-Baker (W.W. Norton & Company 2001) The author weaves together stories of Black women who have been raped and who felt that they needed to remain silent to protect themselves and their race.


Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law , Stephen J. Schulhofer (Harvard University Press, 1998) The author reflects on the failure of rape laws, despite decades of reform attempts, to truly protect women from sexual abuse. He addresses the question of how to create a law which takes seriously the right of sexual autonomy-the right to freely choose whether and when to be sexual with another person.


Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery by Patricia Weaver Francisco (Cliff Street Books, HarperCollins). The author uses her own story of recovery to help others who have been raped to do the same. In a larger context, she writes because "I want rape to be unacceptable."


The Truth About Rape by Teresa M. Lauer (RapeRecovery.com 2002) Answers to more than 40 frequently asked questions about rape and recovery, each from the perspective of both a rape survivor and a professional therapist.



A Woman Scorned: Acquaintance Rape on Trial by Peggy Reeves Sanday (Doubleday, New York, NY; 1996) This bracing study of American sexual culture and the politics of acquaintance rape identifies and examines the sexual stereotypes that continue to obstruct justice and diminish women.




Transforming a Rape Culture by Emilie Buchwald, Pamela Fletcher, and Martha Roth (Milkweed Editions; 1995). The new edition of this originally 1993 published book adds discussion about Internet pornography, the role of sports in sexual violence, and rape as a calculated instrument of war. The book includes contributions from activists, leaders, theologians, policymakers and educators from Andrea Dworkin, Michael Messner, Yvette Flores, to Ntozake Shange discussing the intersection of race and rape.



Wife Rape: Understanding the response of survivors and service providers Bergen, Raquel Kennedy. (1996) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press



Working with Available Light: A Families World after Violence, Jamie Kalven (W.W. Norton & Company 1999) After his wife is sexually assaulted, the author struggles to make sense of the violence against her and to support her in healing.


Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti (Seal Press, 2008) Anthology of writings on the topics of the title. Well worth reading, this anthology has a diverse set of responses to the ongoing struggles of people in our culture to end violence and experience healthy sexuality.


Rape Work: Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context. By Patricia Yancey Martin. (Routledge Press, 2005).


Sexual Assault: The Victims, the Perpetrators, and the Criminal Justice System. Edited by Frances P. Reddington and Betsy Wright Kreisel. (Carolina Academic Press, 2005, 2009).


The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States. By Diana E. H. Russell and Rebecca M. Bolen. (Sage Publications 2000). This book examines research on the frequency of sexual assault as well as definitions of sexual assault and the political backlash that hits feminist efforts to expose and eradicate sexual abuse. Although published in 2000, its insights remain applicable today.


Treating the Trauma of Rape: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD. By Edna B. Foa and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum. (The Guilford Press 1998).

 

 

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Sexual Harassment

Directions in Sexual Harassment Law Catharine A. MacKinnon and Reva B. Siegel, editors (New York University Press, 2003)


For Love of Country: Confronting Rape & Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military.
Terri Spahr Nelson. (Haworth Press, 2002.)



Power In The People: She Fought Senator Packwood; Now She Outlines a Grassroots Workbook for Political Change in Your Neighborhood, State, and Nation by Jeanette Lona Fruen. (New Horizon Press, Far Hills, NJ; 1996).



Sexual Harassment on the Job: A Step-By-Step Guide for Working Women by Attorneys William Petrocelli & Barbara Kate Repa (Nolo Press, Berkeley; 1992). A guide to sexual harassment in the workplace, this book describes what harassment is, outlines the legislation designed to combat the problem, offers specific strategies for ending it, and provides guidelines for employees to create harassment policies.



Step Forward: Sexual Harassment In The Workplace. What You Need to Know by Susan L. Webb (MasterMedia, 1991). A manual for anyone in the workplace on recognizing and dealing with the problem, and on creating a harassment-free environment.



You Don't Have to Take It: A Woman's Guide to Confronting Emotional Abuse at Work by Ginny NiCarthy; Naomi Gottlieb and Sandra Coffman. (Seal Press, Seattle, WA; 1993). The authors share personal experiences and offer guidance on defining the problem, developing a remedy and placing this type of abuse into the larger social context. The workbook format helps to view the situation objectively and to take appropriate action.


Guyland: the Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (Understanding the Critical Years Between 16 and 26). by Michael Kimmel. (HarperCollins, 2008). Guyland is based on more than 400 interviews over a four-year span with young men, ages 16–26.

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Pornography

Against Pornography: The Evidence of Hate by Diana E.H. Russell (Russell Publications, Berkeley, CA; 1993). Advocating informed opposition, she reprints and offers commentary on examples of pornography, and sets forward a theory of its causative role in the crime of rape.


“A cruel edge: The painful truth about today's pornography -- and what men can do about it” by Robert Jensen © 2004, available at: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/%7Erjensen/freelance/pornography&cruelty.htm Portions of this article were published in Ms. Magazine, Spring 2004, pp.54-58, and in Sexual Assault Report, January/February 2004, pp.33-34, 45-48.


Dangerous Relationships: Pornography, Misogyny, and Rape, by Diana H. Russell (Sage Publications, 1998). A quality collection and examination of research on pornography and its impact on consumers.


The Drug of the New Millennium: The Science of How Internet Pornogrphy Radically Alters the Human Brain and Body, by Mark B. Kastleman (PowerThink Publishing 2007). In this straight-forward, practical guidebook, Kastleman argues that a internet pornography epidemic has swept across America. The book studies the brain’s scientific response to pornography use, which as the author argues may lead to some very dangerous side effects. It offers suggestions for parents, spouses, and community members to educate their children and families.


Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy (Free Press, 2005) According to Robin Morgan, Ariel Levy’s book deals with how “U.S. commercialism has mainstreamed pornography, popularized raunch images (and practices), and revived female ‘bimbo’ roles. This is a call to arms for women and girls who are being sold pseudo empowerment, phony liberation, and fake rebellion—instead of the real thing: freedom. A must-read for young women—and everyone else”


Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen (South End Press, 2007)The author shows how mainstream pornography reinforces social definitions of manhood, influences men’s attitudes about women, and plays a devastating role in defining masculinity in our culture.


Just a John?: Pornography and Men’s Choices by Robert Jensen. Talk at St. John’s University at the Second Annual Conference on the College Male. This presentation addresses the ways in which men use pornography to commoditize women by confronting men’s participation in defending and facilitating the sex trade. This talk is available in print at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/justajohn.pdf.


In Harm's Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings by Catharine A. MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin (Harvard University Press, 1997). This book documents the testimony of men and women whose lives were impacted by pornography and who worked to support the passage of a civil rights law that would make pornographers accountable for their product.


Life and Death, by Andrea Dworkin (Free Press; 2002). A collection of Andrea Dworkin’s articles, essays, and speeches on pornography, domestic violence, rape, and prostitution.


Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography by Diana E.H. Russell (Athena Series, Teachers College Press, New York, NY; 1993). Collection of feminist articles covering testimony of sufferers of pornography and violence, a review of various academic research, and a final section on individual subversions and collective actions that resist pornography's powerful place in society.


Men Confront Pornography edited by Michael S. Kimmel (Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY; 1990). Diverse male contributors examine the role of pornography in their own lives, covering issues of sexuality, politics, violence, and their relationships with and views on other men and women.


Ms. Magazine -- January/February 1994. Pornography issue. Includes round table discussion between prominent feminists and a range of articles on the subject.


Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography , Christine Stark and Rebecca Whisnant eds (Spinifex Press, North Melbourne; 2004)
As prostitution and pornography increasingly saturate our lives and our communities, they are also becoming normalised and accepted as harmless entertainment for men and as legitimate, even liberating, forms of work for women. Not for Sale brings the feminist movement against prostitution and pornography into the 21st century, showing how these industries cause grievous harm to those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and truly diverse and joyful sexual experiences.



Only Words, Catharine MacKinnon (Harvard University Press 1996)
Only Words contends that pornography, racial and sexual harassment, and racial hate speech are acts of intimidation, subordination, terrorism, and discrimination, and should be legally treated as such.


Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families by Pamela Paul (Times Books, 2005) From a Booklist review: Paul details how the ubiquity of pornography impacts our personal lives. She discusses studies on the subject--in one, 77 percent of respondents said they had looked at pornography at least once in a 30-day period--and shares interviews with many who watch it regularly. Paul's analysis is wide-ranging: why men look at porn and how porn affects them, how women see pornography, how porn affects sexual relationships, the effects of porn on children.


Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality. By Gail Dines. (Beacon Press, 2010) Gail Dines. Dines argues that as pornography has become both more extreme and more commercial, it has dehumanized sexual relationships. She argues that the radical objectifications and brutal denigration of women in porn impacts our society more broadly then is regularly understood.


Pornography: Men Possessing Women, Andrea Dworkin, (Penguin Books, 1989) (with a new introduction) The harm of pornography to women is clearly laid out.


Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality by Gail Dines (Routledge Press, 1997)A classic analysis of the pornography industry and its impact on women’s equality.


Take Back The Night: Women on Pornography Laura Lederer (William Morrow & Co., New York, NY; 1989). Wide ranging collection of essays on pornography. Includes a section on the cultural trends that direct men towards pornography.



The Price We Pay: The Case Against Racist Speech, Hate Propaganda, and Pornography edited by Laura Lederer and Richard Delgado (Hill and Wang, New York, NY; 1995). A lively collection of essays against racist speech, hate propaganda, and pornography, with an emphasis on the legal status of such work and of opposition towards it. Ranging from personal accounts of its detrimental effects to theoretical analyses, later essays formulate new legal paradigms to combat the problem.


The Porning of America: the Rise of Porn Culture, What it Means, and Where We Go from Here, by Carmine Sarracino and Kevin M. Scott (Beacon Press; 2008). This book discusses how mainstream porn culture has become—from its inclusion in our language, entertainment, fashion, advertising, behavior, and even politicis.


Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain. By William M. Struthers. (Intervarsity Press, 2009). This book has been described as marrying “an advanced understanding of neurobiology with a thoughtful theology of sexuality and a comprehensive discussion of intimacy.” Discusses pornography and its use by men from a biological, emotional, and relational perspective. (note: the author identifies as Christian and appears to be writing for an primarily Christian-identified audience.)

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Trafficking/Prostitution

A Comparative Study of Women Trafficked in the Migration Process, Janice G. Raymond, Jean D'Cunha, Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, H, Patricia Hynes, Zoraida Ramirez Rodriguez, Aida Santos, 2002.
This study describes the patterns, profiles and health consequences of sexual exploitation in five countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Venezuela and the United States. Available at: www.catwinternational.org


Behind the Wedding Veil: Child Marriage as a Form of Trafficking in Girls, by Elizabeth Warner 12 Am. U.J. Gender 233 (2004). Legal article outlining how child marriage violates the international anti-trafficking convention.


Children in the Global Sex Trade, by Julia O’Connell Davidson, (Polity; 2005). This book explores the complexities of the global child sex industry, drawing attention to the multitude of ways in which children become implicated in the sex trade. It discusses the different facets of sexual exploitation of children, including trafficking, prostitution and pornography.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Youth Involved in Prostitution, Pornography & Sex Trafficking, Laura A. Barnitz, Youth Advocate Program International 1998. Around the world hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of children are involved in the sex trade. This booklet provides an overview of factors that put children at risk of entering the sex trade and identifies the practices of those who profit from and abuse these children. The booklet also enumerates efforts to stop this abuse, as outlined by the First World Congress Against the Commercial Exploitation of Children.


A Crime So Monstorous: Face-to-Face With Modern-Day Slavery, by E. Benjamin Skinner (2008) After spending time in various countries where the prevalence of human trafficking is at its worst, Skinner reports the stories of those who live in slavery, those who have escaped from bondage, those who own or traffic in slaves, and the mixed political motives of those who seek to combat the crime.


Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves, by Kevin Bales (University of California Press; 2008) This book describes how, even with the abolishment of slavery, global slavery is still a very real horror. The author explains governmental and individual involvement in the fight to end this ancient evil and presents the solutions that may finally lead to its extinction.


Female Sexual Slavery, Kathleen Barry, New York University Press 1979. This book is the first to expose the industry of female sexual slavery.


Gangs and Girls: Understanding Juvenile Prostitution, by Michel Dorais and Patrice Corriveau (Mcgill Queens University Press; 2009). Qualitative research piece aimed at analyzing street gangs and their involvement in female juvenile prostitution. It discusses the process of gang recruitment and how young girls become attracted to gang members who eventually lead them into prostitution.


Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota, by Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, Eileen Hudon. Research by Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education. The full report is available in pdf at http://miwsac.org/images/stories/garden%20of%20truth%20final%20project%20web.pdf.


Girls Like Us, by Rachel Lloyd (HarperCollins Publisher, 2011) A former teenage sex worker tells the story of her escape from the sex trade. She describes how she founded GEMS, a program in New York to help children, some as young as 11 years old, whom like her were sexually exploited at shockingly early ages.


“The Girls Next Door (How Sex Trafficking Works)" by Peter Landesman, in The New York Times, January 25, 2004" available at: http://www3.baylor.edu/~Charles_Kemp/sex_trafficking_details.htm


Globalization, Prostitution and Sex-Trafficking: Corporeal Politics, by Elina Penttinen, by Elina Penttinen (Routledge; 2007) Drawing on extensive observation of female sex workers in Russian and Baltic areas, Penttinen demonstrates how globalization is tied to gender constructs.


Human Trafficking: In the News, by Joyce Hart (Rosin Publishing Group; 2009) Introductory book to human trafficking. It provides a good illustration for basic understanding.


The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade, by Shelia Jeffreys (Routledge; 2008) This book examines how the sex industry has moved from being small-scale and socially unacceptable practice to becoming very profitable market sector that in some areas is being legalized and/or decriminalized by governments.


Lawyer’s Manual on Human Trafficking: Pursuing Justice for Victims, edited by Jill Laurie Goodman and Dorchen A. Leidholdt (2011). A legal guide to the understanding of human trafficking for anyone concerned about ending this abuse. For a copy of the guide, email womeninthecourts@nycourts.gov


The Idea of Prostitution, by Shelia Jeffreys (Spinifex Press; 2009). This report explores prostitution and other aspects of the sex trade, including male prostitution, military brothels, and pornography, and its initial roles as a form of sexual freedom and a way for women to escape poverty. It compares slavery and rape and advocates for ending sexual violence.


Making the Harm Visible: The Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls, Speaking out and Providing Services. Edited by: Donna Hughes and Claire Roche Published by the Coalition Against Trafficking in WomenFebruary 1999. A compilation of feminist essays on sexual exploitation around the world.


Profiting from Abuse, UNICEF, 2001. This report presents the moving words of children victimized by the sex industry as well as commentary by experts in the field.


Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Sex Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It, by David Batstone (Harper One; 2010). Batstone exposes the alarming rise of one of the human slavery through his accounts of survivors. This account refers to the movement against human trafficking as the “twenty-first century abolitionist movement,” and promotes the end of modern day slavery. Our


Great Hobby, by Lara Janson, et al. This online resource published by Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation provides an analysis of online networks for buyers of sex in Illinois. The study offers a unique glimpse into the hidden world of the online sex trade and allows a better understanding of the role of the internet in trafficking and sexual exploitation.


Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections, by Melissa Farley, Published by Prostitution Research and Education, 2007Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada addresses the scope of the sex industry in Nevada, including human rights violations against women in the Nevada legal brothels. The book describes how the multibillion-dollar illegal sex industry in Las Vegas works. Sex trafficking from within and outside of the US, advertising for prostitution, political corruption, pornography, organized crime and the constant demand of men for paid sex - all contribute to prostitution and trafficking in Nevada.


Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Children by Kathryn Farr (W.H. Freeman & Co. 2005). This book documents the macro and micro impact of trafficking women and children into the sex industry on a global scale.


Sisters Speak Out: The Lives and Needs of Prostituted Women in Chicago A Research Study by Jody Raphael and Deborah L. Shapiro (The Center for Impact Research, August 2002) A report documenting the experiences and needs of women in prostitution. Available online in the publications section of the website of the Center for Impact Research: www.impactresearch.org.


The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter (University of California Press; 2010) A disturbing insight into human slavery in the United States. This book offers first hand testimony from the slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as counselors, law enforcement officers, and support groups.


So Great a Violence: Prostitution, Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry. Video produced by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. This documentary focuses on the international sex industry, which reaps billions of dollars from the recruitment, transport, sale and/or purchase of women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The video explodes myths about prostitution and sex trafficking, and spotlights the men who create the demand for the sexual exploitation of women and girls. To obtain the video, order from CATW at www.catwinternational.org


Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them, by Julian Sher (Chicago Review Press; 2011) This book debunks the wrongly belief that sex trafficking only involves young women from foreign lands. This book discusses the reality that in reality, it is American youth who often become the victims of the sex trade.


The Link Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking U.S. Department of State White Paper, 2004. This document sets forward the position taken by the U.S. Department of State in opposition to prostitution and sex trafficking, and provides references to the research supporting its position.


The Selling of Innocents. A film by Ruchira Gupta about the sex industry in Nepal and India. Focuses on brothels, prisons, and police raids, and the pipeline that traffics girls and women between Nepal and India. For broadcast information, or to purchase the film www.apneaap.org/policy-work/our-resources/videos/selling-innocents-film-ruchira-gupta


Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex, by Elizabeth Bernstein (University of Chicago Press; 2007). Research reveals that in large cities such as San Francisco, Stockhol, and Amsterdam, the sex industry is changing. Bernstien examines how contemporary sex markets boundaries have been redrawn to include a more “personal” experience, inviting unforeseen changes in the organization of sexual labor.


Trafficking, Prostituion, and Inequality, Catherine MacKinnon discusses the debate about prostitution and the cultural belief that sexual exploitation is somehow different from “sex work”. MacKinnon examines the influences that have kept prostitution alive in today’s world and argues that it is the male demand that has kept the institution thriving. This publication can be found in pdf at http://harvardcrcl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/MacKinnon.pdf


Trafficking in Persons, a Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations, Women's Bureau of the US department of Labor, 2002. An introduction to the problem in the US, with a guide to US government sectors and departments working on the issue.


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Female Genital Mutilation

Cutting The Rose. Female Genital Mutilation: The Practice and its Prevention by Efua Dorkenoo (Minority Rights Publications, London, England; 1994) This medical expert explains the cultural background to FGM, but argues clearly and authoritatively for its abolition as an abuse of human rights and as a dangerous and unnecessary mutilation. She offers examples of ways to handle sensitive situations so that girls are protected, without their families feeling slighted.



Do They Hear You When You Cry? by Fauziya Kasinga & Layli Miller Bashir (Delacorte Press; 1998. ISBN 0385318324) A true story chronicling the struggles of a woman who fled her African homeland to escape female genital mutilation only to be locked up in American prisons for 16 months; and the 23-year-old lawyer who fought for her freedom.



The International Crime of Genital Mutilation by Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem (Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY; 1995). An introduction to the problem.



Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey into Female Genital Circumcision in Africa by Hanny Lightfoot-Klein (Harrington Park Press, New York, NY; 1989). The author traveled alone, learning about the continent, the cultures, and the phenomenon of female genital mutilation.



Warrior Marks by Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar (Harvest Books; 1996. ISBN 0156002140) Part memoir, part travelogue, part photographic journey, this nonfiction follow-up to Walker's best-selling novel Possessing the Secret of Joy is an investigation into the subject of female genital mutilation.


Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide, Anika Rahman and Nahid Toubia, MD, St. Martin's Press, 2000. This report is a global review and human rights analysis of laws and policies on FC/FGM. The publication is a guide to international human rights law and governments' obligations under these laws as they pertain to FC/FGM. It also makes FC/FGM policy recommendations to governments and Non Governmental Organizations working on advocacy, as well as documenting the FC/FGM legislation from African countries in which FC/FGM is prevalent and from countries in which sizable FC/FGM-practicing immigrant communities live.


Female Genital Mutilation: An Overview, Nahid Toubia, MD and Susan Izett, M.P.H. World Health Organization (Can be ordered via Women, Ink) 1998. A review of literature on the prevalence and epidemiology, and health consequences of female circumcision/female genital mutilation. It also reviews past research and suggests an agenda for future research.


AWAKEN: A Voice for the Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation. This news;etter published 3 times a year provides a forum for information and discussion to promote a better understanding and a more effective strategy for the eradication of FGM. AWAKEN is published in English, French and Arabic and contains the most up to date news on the FGM found anywhere. Awaken can be ordered through Equality Now (www.equalitynow.org).

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Domestic Violence

Battered Wives by Del Martin (Volcano Press, San Francisco, CA; 1981) Critical summaries of the legal and political status of battered wives, and the extent to which their predicament must be understood in broad political terms, as a problem which lies within the institution of marriage, historical attitudes to women, the economy, and inadequacies in the legal and social service systems. She suggests that police and prosecutor functions be constrained, and advocates gun control laws, equal rights and marriage contract legislation to combat the problem.



Battered Women, Children And Welfare Reform: The Ties That Bind, edited by Ruth A. Brandwein. (Sage Publications) This is a collection of essays on the link between domestic violence and the welfare system. The authors’ expertise ranges from economic support to battered women who are trying to flee abusive situations to dangers in pursuing child support and how the new welfare laws will affect abused women.



Caregiver Abuse and Domestic Violence in the Lives of Women with Disabilities, published by the Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities. Order from: Berkeley Planning Associates, attention Pat Spikes-Calvin, 440 Grand Avenue Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94610, (510) 465-7664.


Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life, by Evan Stark (Oxford University Press, 2007)This book discusses the ways in which men subjugate women through methods that resemble kidnapping and indentured servitude. The author argues that such “non-violent” abuse should be regarded as human rights violations and suggests that law, policy, and advocacy must shift its focus to the ways in which such coercive control jeopardizes women’s freedom in everyday life.


Death from Child Abuse…and No One Heard, by Eve Krupinski, Dana Weikel, and John G. Cronin (Currier Davis Publishing, 1986). The first section of this book tells the true story of a young girl's death at the hands of her mother's abusive boyfriend. The second part contains an extensive (updated in 2002) guide to dealing with child abuse and neglect, domestic and dating violence.



Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Asserting the Rights of Battered Women, by Deeana L. Jang, Esq., Leni Marin and Gail Pendelton. (Published by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, 1997) This is written for battered women’s advocates, immigrant rights advocates, immigration attorneys, family law practitioners, and legal service providers. Information included is on new welfare restrictions on battered immigrant women, an overview of domestic violence in immigrant and refugee communities, and a resource list.



Domestic Violence Report published by the Civic Research Institute. Newsletter produced six times a year. Its main subscribers are those who work in the fields of domestic violence, lawyers, police and academics. It contains updates in all fields, including new legislative information, materials, scientific articles, and judicial cases. To order order see www.civicresearchinstitute.com. Also from the Civic Research Institute, the Sexual Abuse Report., on law, prevention, protection, enforcement, treatment and health relating to sexual abuse.



Ending Domestic Violence: Changing Public Perceptions/Halting the Epidemic by Ethel Klein, Jacquelyn Campbell, Esta Soler and Marissa Ghez (SAGE Publications; 1997) A valuable and timely overview of changes in public attitudes and behavior on domestic violence. The book analyzes their implications for advocates constructing public education campaigns on the subject.



Getting Free by Genny NiCarthy (Seal Press, Seattle, WA; 1986) A practical and inspirational guide for victims of domestic violence.



In Love and In Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free from Abusive Relationships by Barrie Levy (Seal Press;1998). This book provides information for teenagers who have questions about abusive dating relationships, tips to determine whether a relationship is unhealthy, as well as suggestions to help them understand their situation, learn how to escape, how to find help, and how to build healthy relationships.



Justifiable Homicide: Battered Women, Self-Defense, and the Law by Cynthia K. Gillespie (Ohio State University Press, Columbus, Ohio; 1989) Analyses the gender bias enshrined in self-defense laws, cites individual cases, and suggests modifications to law, to prevent cases of battering being followed by further injustices in the courts.



Legal Help for Battered Women by Lisa Lerman (Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.; 1989) A handbook of advice and information about the law and legal remedies written for women confronting domestic violence. Available at www.centerwomenpolicy.org.



Living With the Enemy by Donna Ferrato (Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc.; 212-367-7004). The culmination of photographer Donna Ferrato's 10 years of research while living with abused women in homes, battered women's shelters, prisons, and riding with the police.



Ms. Magazine - September/October, 1994. Domestic Violence issue. Includes an interview with the author Ann Jones, and articles on the connections between violence and children, the legal system, personal identity, civil rights, and men. Lists resources and groups.



Ms. Magazine - September/October, 1990. Violence Against Women issue. Includes articles on the misogynist, violent attitudes at large in our culture.


Next Time She'll Be Dead: Battering & How to Stop It by Ann Jones (Beacon Press, Boston, MA; 1994) Exposes linguistic habits and ingrained bias in the criminal justice system, media and clergy, which have the effect of placing the responsibility for male violence on the victim not the perpetrator. Offers specific changes to make and action to take to effect change and support women and children.



Open Minds Open Doors, a Technical Assistance Manual, published by DVIWD. To help domestic violence service providers become physically and attitudinally accessible to women with disabilities. Order directly from: NCADV, PO Box 18749, Denver, CO 80218, tel: (303) 839-1852.


Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free by Elaine Weiss and Michael Magill (Agreka books, 2000)


To Be An Anchor in the Storm: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women (Seal Press, 2000) by Susan Brewster. This educational and practical guide provides tools for friends and family of victims of domestic violence.


Trapped By Poverty/Trapped By Abuse: New Evidence Documenting the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Welfare by Jody Raphael (Taylor Institute; Chicago, IL) and Richard Tolman (University of Michigan Research Development Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health) April 1, 1997 available in pdf at: http://humanservices.ucdavis.edu/resource/uploadfiles/x%20Trapped%20by%20Poverty,%20Trapped%20by%20Abuse.pdf



Victims As Offenders: The Paradox of Women’s Violence in Relationships by Susan Miller (Rutgers University Press 2005) An analysis of current research on the use of violence by women in abusive relationships.


When Battered Women Kill by Angela Browne (Free Press; New York, New York; 1987) Spotlights the perceptions and reactions of women who kill their abusive mates and the context within which such homicides occur. Uses case histories to trace the progression of abusive relationships through from the earliest stages to the killing of the abuser.



When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right (Harper Perennial Publishing, 1993) by Susan Schechter & Ann Jones. This book provides guidance on dealing with an abusive relationship, options for leaving a relationship, finding safety and support. It also includes a list of agencies that offer assistance.



When Violence Begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Violence by Dr. K. J. Wilson (Hunter House publishers 1997) Contains useful information on how to educate the public, the government and the media about domestic violence and how to motivate people to take action to understand and stop domestic violence.


A Woman Like You: The Face of Domestic Violence by Vera Anderson (Seal Press, Seattle, WA; 1997) Profiles of women who have first hand experience with domestic violence.



Women Who Kill by Ann Jones (Beacon Press, Boston, MA; 1996) Explores how and why women have killed throughout American history, and what their cases reveal about social prejudices and the legal practices that still prevail. It shows hard truths about American society and women's place in it.


Working with Battered Immigrant Women: A Handbook to Make Services Accessible by Leti Volpp and Leni Martin. (Family Violence Prevention Fund) This handbook, which is available in English and Spanish, includes explanation of the options for battered immigrant women. This handbook also includes first-person experiences with domestic violence and information on how immigration status can be used as a tool of domestic violence.


You Have a Right to Be Free from Violence in Your Home: Questions & Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women (Family Violence Prevention Fund) This brochure is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog, Korean, and Chinese and includes tips on what to do if you are in danger, and what laws are in place to help protect you.



You Are Not Alone – Guide for Battered Women , by Linda P. Rouse, (Learning Publications 1996)

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Child Sexual Abuse

By Silence Betrayed: Sexual Abuse of Children in America by John Crewdson (Little, Brown & Co., New York, NY; 1988). A journalist's overview of the abuse of male and female children, with chapters on legal recourse, therapy, and prevention.


Child Sexual Abuse: Disclosure, Delay, and Denial ed. By Margaret-Ellen Pipe, Michael E. Lamb, Yael Orbach, Ann-Christin Cederborg (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007)This book assesses the research relating to the disclosure of childhood sexual abuse, along with the practical and policy implications of the findings. Leading researchers and practitioners offer commentary on previously unpublished findings.


The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis (Perennial Library/Harper & Row, 1988). An analysis and a personal workbook.



Crossing the Boundary: Black Women Survive Incest by Melba Wilson (Seal Press Feminist Publishing, Seattle, WA; 1994) Looks at myths and realities of the problem, and considers incest in the work of Black women writers. Works towards an understanding of the problem and a way of surviving.



Ending the Cycle of Violence: Community Responses to Children of Battered Women, by Einat Peled, Jeffrey Edelson & Peter Jaffe (Sage Publications; 1994) This book offers practical information on providing children of battered women shelter, counseling, education, and other services.



For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Childrearing and the Roots of Violence by Alice Miller (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY; 1990) Explores the backgrounds of extreme cases of self-destructive and violent individuals, to consider the longterm consequences of abusive childrearing. Shows how traditional upbringing can perpetuate hidden cruelty, and how one can work to unlock a repressed emotional life.



Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church by Donald B. Cozzens (Liturgical Press, 2002) Analysis of the child sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic church, by a former rector.



She Who Was Lost Is Remembered: Healing from Incest Through Creativity by Louise M. Wisechild (Editor)(Seal Press, Seattle, WA; 1991). Anthology of more than thirty women visual artists, musicians, and writers, who offer essays on how creativity can help to mend from childhood abuse.



Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman (Basic Books; 1994) Draws on her research on domestic violence, and on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show parallels between the two. Advocates a unique approach to recovery from these traumas, demanding a therapist's departure from moral neutrality, and a recovery based on integration rather than catharsis.


Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse, Jennifer J. Freyd, (Harvard University Press, 1969). Betrayal Trauma discusses repressed memories and explains how and why they occur especially in the case of child sexual abuse. Herself a survivor pf child sexual abuse who repressed memories, the author explores "the logic of forgotten abuse," weaving her own experience with psychological literature.


Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its after Aftereffects in Women
E. Sue Blume, Ballantine Books, 1991
Secret Survivors focuses on what incest does to survivors. E. Sue Blume shows how incest is often at the root of such problems as depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders.




Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child
by Laura Davis, Harper Perennial, (Harper Perennial, 1991) Based on in-depth interviews and her workshops for partners across the country, Laura Davis offers practical advice and encouragement to all partners -- girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, and lovers -- trying to support the survivors in their lives while tending to their own needs.

 

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