The hardships imposed by COVID-19 are numerous, impacting advocates as individuals and their ability to provide advocacy, resources and shelter to domestic violence survivors. Stay-At-Home orders, social distancing and the other necessary steps intended to offer protection from COVID-19, often escalate the danger to victims of domestic violence and create barriers to safety.
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Fact Sheet: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Human Trafficking in Native Hawaiian Communities
Statistics, and information on domestic violence, and human trafficking in Native Hawaiian communities by the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
Privacy, confidentiality and privileged communications are the keystones to safety for survivors of battering or domestic violence. Protecting privacy and confidentiality of victims of domestic violence is directly related to a survivor’s ability to trust, ask for advocacy, support and help. The law provides certain protections to conversations referred to as “privileged communications” between two individuals. All of these protections are important to understand as well as any legal limitations that local laws may impose.
Native Youth Handbook- "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence"
Native Youth Handbook- "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence"
The NIWRC's Native Youth Handbook "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence" (14 pages) was produced in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com) organization.