Workplace Sexual Violence
ASISTA Immigrant Assistance in Suffield, CT piloted a statewide project in Nebraska, bringing together labor and anti-violence advocates to create on-going collaborations to eradicate sexual violence against immigrant women in the workplace.
CommunitiesImmigrant/Refugee Latinx Men Survivors Women
ProductsPresentation: Webinars for local labor and anti-violence advocates: (1) SV Against Immigrant Women in the Workplace: What Is It and What Can You Do? (2) Identifying Dynamics of SV, Exploring Violence in the Workplace and Exploring Collaborations with Unusual Allies. (3) Expanding Your Bag of Tricks: Options and ways to pursue civil, criminal and immigration remedies available to immigrant survivors of SV in the workplace. Visit ASISTA's YouTube Channel
Presentation: Webinars for SEIU national labor organizers: (1) Challenging SV in the Workplace. (2) Working with immigrant survivors of sexual violence in the workplace: Holistic responses. (3) Assessing Legal Remedies for Immigrant Survivors. Visit ASISTA's YouTube Channel
Curriculum: Homework for webinars and agenda and hand-outs for strategic planning meeting including exercises for participants to identify resources, goals and objectives. (Available upon request.) Contact ASISTA
SystemAdvocacy/rape crisis Therapeutic/mental health
LevelLocal National State
Partnered with the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence, labor organization Heartland Workers Center, and consulted with the Mexican Consulate.
Advanced a statewide pilot project and statewide strategic plan in Nebraska building unusual collaborations to eradicate sexual violence in the workplace against immigrant women.
Developed curriculum for 3 cross-training webinars on several topics with resources and materials for survivors and labor allies:
- Sexual Violence Against Immigrant Women in the Workplace: What Is It and What Can You Do? Overview of the dynamics of workplace SV and best practices for identifying the crime.
- Identifying Dynamics of SV, Exploring Violence in the Workplace and Collaborations with Unusual Allies. Overview of organizing techniques and tools used to build collaborations among gender violence and labor rights advocates.
- Expanding Your Bag of Tricks. Information on civil, criminal and immigration remedies available to survivors.
Developed and launched 3 webinars as part of a national webinar series for Service Employee International Union Members:
- Challenging Sexual Violence in the Workplace. An overview of definitions, red flags, strategies to identify and interview SV survivors.
- Working with immigrant survivors of sexual violence in the workplace: Holistic responses. Best practices in providing holistic responses, working with unusual allies and educating other workers about rights and legal remedies.
- Assessing legal remedies for immigrant survivors. Array of legal options for immigrant survivors of SV in the workplace, challenging labor violations, gaining immigration status, and other civil and criminal options in the context of a union organizing campaign and in a workplace covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Educate & Train
Hosted and disseminated webinars and national training and technical assistance. For more information, visit ASISTA's website related to Sexual Violence in the Workplace.
Conducted surveys to identify labor and sexual violence advocates in Nebraska. Samples of these surveys are available upon request.