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"IPSV"="Intimate Partner Sexual Violence"

SITES FOR RAPE SURVIVORS
Pandora's Project - This site was launched in April 2009 and is a fantastic source of survivor resources including including articles on many aspects of sexual assault and healing and a lending library, plus Pandora's Aquarium message board, chat room, and online support group for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse victims and survivors.
 
The Invisible Sorority - I like survivor and author Tynia Johnson-Anderson's beautful, warm new site gfor survivors of rape. It offers friendship between survivors and is has a very positive and upbeat feel.

My Healing After Life Overturns - Terri's new site - definitely check it out.
 
Band Back Together - A terrific intiative by survivors for survivors, created by Aunt Becky from the band Mommy Wants Vodka.
 MEN WORKING TO END VIOLENCE
Men Can Stop Rape - 'Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent'.
 
XY: men, masculinities, and gender politics - This site is a personal favourite of mine. The work of Dr. Michael Flood is revolutionary and courageous.
White Ribbon Campaign: This is a male-coordinated initiative. It's an international program but this link will take you to the Australian Site

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

Teaching about being an Oppressor - The homepage of self-defined Radical Feminist Queer, Steve Schact
FINDING A COUNSELLOR
International directories:
Aphrodite Wounded Finding a Therapist page - special considerations for partner rape survivors etc.
RAPE RELATED PREGNANCY
Know More, Say More - excellent site focusing on coercive reproduction

Pandora's Aquariumhas a forum for rape-related pregnancy, aborting, adoption and parenting if you would like the support of others.

Rape-Related Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss - New! A survivor's site with loads of great resources and information
 
Surviving the Memories - Donna's page of excellent links to resources for rape-related pregnancy.
EATING DISORDERS
 Something Fishy - Very very comprehensive site and forum on eating disorders and treatment. Anorexia, Bulimia & Compulsive Overeating Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones... since 1995
 
healthyplace.com -Good ED's resources
ANXIETY/PANIC
www.anxietyaustralia.com.au Title: Anxiety Treatment Australia description: information on anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, stress management, support groups, self help resources, insomnia, job burnout, chronic pain and anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder

Panic Attack and PTSD - Louise's journey with panic, agoraphobia and PTSD.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America - Anxiety and Fears- Links and information collected from government and other sources. Browse resources on nightmares, post traumatic stress, phobias and more.

Anxiety Panic Hub - Providing information and resources for people with an anxiety disorder. Find articles, books, chat rooms, panic attack management programs, symptoms and related links.
 
Agoraphobia & Panic Disorder Recovery - have used this site for my own recovery from panic attack and agoraphobia. Simple yet effective, easy to read articles by fellow sufferers. Please see Neil's new resource offering coaching, cartoons and his story of recovery here.

About.com - Anxiety and Panic Disorders - Learn about panic disorder and its treatment, find support groups, and explore medications and stress-management techniques.
 WOMEN OF DIFFERENT FAITHS/SPIRTUALITY
FaithTrust Institute - This wonderful resource is a multifaith organization working to end domestic abuse. Founded by Rev. Marie Fortune, whose work with abused women in the church has been truly groundbreaking.

United Muslim Women Association Inc. - Excellent Australian organisation with focus on women in the Muslim community, and DV.

A Cry for Justice - This excellent blog, run by Pastor Jeff Crippen and author Barbara Roberts has essential and powerful articles for Christian survivors. I can only hope the message being spread here will spread to more conservative Christians and bring about positive change in the way survivors of rape and domestic violence are handled by their faith communities.

Not Under Bondage - The site of the author Barbara Roberts. Excellent articles dealing with the scriptural dilemmas and other that abusers often experience. You'll find links to several Christian forums/blogs. Ms. Roberts vouches that they are free from victim-blame.

Hope For Healing - packed with many very helpful articles and links. See the sitemistress, Gayle Crabtree's book "Does God still love me?" for abuse survivors.
 
Hidden Hurt Information -This link is part of the great Hidden Hurt DV site and leads to links for Christian, Jewish and Islamic survivors.
 
The Healing Grove: A Yahoo forum for Wiccan and Pagan survivors of Sexual Assault
 
Domestic Violence Links for Muslim Women -Part of the AARDVARC Organization
 
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence -JCADA's mission is to Support victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and obtain safe environments; Educate community professionals and others about domestic abuse and appropriate responses to it; and Prevent future generations from suffering domestic abuse by raising awareness
 
JewishCare Sydney -The program assists women and children in domestic violence situations, generally by the provision of casework and counselling by professional social workers.
 
The Awareness Center The Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA)
DEPRESSION & SUICIDE
Blue Pages: Gateway to worldwide depression resources.

Help for Depression: Comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
 
Suicide: Read this First
 
Befrienders International -An international directory for those who need to talk to someone about suicidality.
 
Wings of Madness: A Depression Guide - a wonderfully complete site on depression; includes a message board and chat forum
STALKING
Stalking Victim's Sanctuary - I've just discovered this excellent site - many resources - discussion of domestic violence related stalking.
 
The Australian Anti-Stalking Website - Defines stalking and provides resources.
 
Network for Surviving Stalking - Internationally recognised as the leading Registered Charity in the United Kingdom dedicated to supporting victims of stalking, free of cost or commercial gain..
SELF-DEFENCE FOR WOMEN
The Best Defense Program  - My friend Gaz Black's self-defense organization. Completely survivor-empathic. Please read the blog.

The Realistic Female Self-Defense Company - The powerful and proactive work of Anny Jacoby, survivor of domestic violence. Read more about Anny and her work at annyjacoby.com

Model Mugging  - Excellent rape-prevention full-contact self-defense program.

R.A.D Systems - RAD stands for Rape Aggression Defence. I know of many survivors who have been empowered by this program.
SPECIALIST SURVIVOR SITES
Rubbed the Wrong Way: A site for male and female victims of sexual assault by masseurs

The Silver Braid - Survivors of Sexual Exploitation - Anne Bissell and Marie Waldrep's fantastic work around sexual abuse and exploitation in the sex industry through pornography, sex work and sex trafficking. Please also see Anne's site www.sexindustrysurvivors.com
 
hollykdunn.com - Holly is the only known survivor of the railroad serial killer, and has done incredible work as a survivor.. Please also see her other site, Holly's House.
LEGAL HELP
AUSTRALIA:
Domestic Violence Resource Center Victoria: Clicking this link will provide you with up-to-date links and numbers for women's legal services in all states of Australia.

UK:
Rights of Women - Helping Women through the law.

USA:
WomensLaw.org - This web site is an excellent nationwide online resource for women and girls living with or escaping domestic violence.
TEEN HELP
Sex is Respect - This is a good site with some powerful messages for teens.
What do you excpect? A great and innovative new resource (2014) for young people aged beteween 14 and 19. This resource has been developed using the principles of harm minimisation and sex positivity. The reasoning for this is that young people need a safety net that provides practical and non-judgmental information to help them navigate the intersection of technology and sexual development. The initiative’s first step is a new website that centres around a range of statements designed to challenge young people to think about their expectations and realities. By addressing a number of key factors including; the false messaging in pornography, the importance of consent and ethical decision making, rights and responsibilities and safety, the website assists young people in the development of healthy strategies.

Trust Betrayed - Resource talks to teens about dating violence and its effects on its victims.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Futures Without Violence: -This US site is responsible for making fantastic change.

Dating Violence and technology booklet -Excellent resource available for free download.

The Door: -Stacie Dubay's WONDERFUL art exhibition, proudly hosted by Gift From Within. A woman's journey through domestic violence and out the other side.

lundybancroft.com - Site of the author Lundy Bancroft. Great articles and resources - US survivors may find the custody pages helpful too.

Sanctuary for the Abused - I love this resource - many, many herlpful articles
 
Hidden Hurt Domestic Abuse Information - Gives good and comprehensive information and is a great resource particularly for UK survivors.

AARDVARC - This excellent site is a favourite of mine. Loads of articles and resources for survivors of rape and domestic violence, as well as those seeking to understand.

Blain Nelson's Abuse Pages - Good site by a former batterer

Silent Witness National Initiative - Organization that honours people who have died as a result of domestic violence. Go see for yourself.
 
Domestic Violence Resource Center - Excellent Australian resource.
IPSV
The Lupin House - Survivor and author Angela Kempe has a new site and book, a welcome contribution to those of us struggling against IPSV, and to those needing support.
Finding Sunlight - Lovely and brave survivor Natalia now has a site to raise awareness of partner rape. An excellent initiative.

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) - This link will let you check out the wonderful initiatives this organization hasd undertaken around IPSV.
 
About.com Marital Rape: Sheri and Bob Stritof's page - several good links.
 
 
National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape - Information on the incredible work of Laura X
 
Date rape - A look at the most common type of rape, date rape, including resources for victims and victimizers. Date Rape - What is it?
 
Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually Assaulted by Male Partners. -See the book by Patricia Easteal and Louise McOrmond-Plummer
PTSD
Gift From Within - I love this site. Very informative and there are excellent articles on domestic violence, rape and and trauma. Please be sure you get a look at information about the DVD Making Peace with Chronic PTSD -- Marla's Story - my review of why it's so terrific is in this page.
 
The Sidran Foundation - Helping people understand, recover from, and treat trauma and dissociation.

Internet Mental Health - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Defines this condition and posts a collection of articles covering its causes and treatment methods.
RAPE TRAUMA SYNDROME
The Psychological Adjustment of the Rape Victim - By Lesley Hewitt - South East Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA), Australia .

Rape Trauma Syndrome - Overview by RAINN
ACTIVISM AND FEMINISM
A Safe World for Women - This is a new and fantastic initiative collecting endorsements of the campaign so that one million signatories can be presented to the UN and governments throughout the worldin 2011. Endorse it NOW here.
 
VDAY - V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. co-founded by Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler.


Man Boobz - Love the way this blog dismantles misogyny.

No Safe Place - PBS documentary that explores the roots of violence against women. Although it screened in 1998, the site contains powerful articles and teaching tools about rape and domestic violence.

CounterQuo - I've just discovered this sexual assault activism site and I think it's terrific! Challenges responses to sexual assault.

The F-Word - Excellent UK site - many articles dealing with contemporary feminism and justice for women

nostatusquo - The site of Radical Feminist Nikki Craft, whose guts and passion I really admire. Check out her other site, The Nikki Wiki
 
Alas, a Blog - Ampersand's provocative and stimulating blog
 
One in Three Women - A fantastic global initiative raising awareness of violence to women
 
Feminist.com - Step up and fight for your right to be equal
FOR FUN & PLEASURE
Nobuko Online.com - Nobuko is a survivor of rape who has put together a book of absolutely beautiful photography of survivors from all walks of life.
 
Gives me Hope - The stories on this site will make you smile and bring you to tears. Decent, kind and brave people in the world.
 
Enchanted Art - Magic! Jessica Galbreth's Lovely renderings of faerie and goddess women
 
PostSecret - I'm not sure that this should be under the category of "fun" since some of the cards are heartwrenching.
 
The Onion - Witty social commentary. I love it.
 
The Shrine of the Forgotten Goddess - Find info about your favourite goddess from just about any culture here.

Anne Sudworth Art Gallery - I return to this lovely Gothic Artist website again and again just because I love her work,
SPOIL YOURSELF!
 Evali Creations - As survivors, I believe we owe ourselves self-nurture and beauty. This site, owned by a friend of mine, is just the place to get yourself something pretty.. Evonne's exquisitely-scented and reasonably-priced wax melts last and last. Do yourself a favour and pick yourself up something nice.