Violence

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that is a human rights and public health issue as well as a major cause of death and disability. The prevalence of violence transcends boundaries of race, class, culture, social status and religion. UNIFEM estimates that six out of every ten women will experience some form of physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Violations can occur at home, in the workplace or in public. Of rising concern is the systematic use of rape and sexual assault as weapons of armed conflict, terror and intimidation. One of the most common forms of violence against women is intimate partner violence. There are also variations in the types of violence against women which include but are not limited to: human trafficking, dating violence, sexual assault, emotional and verbal abuse, and customary practices such as female genital mutilation and so-called “honor killings” and other forms of femicide. Re:Gender and its network members are working along with international partners to raise awareness about efforts to reduce and eliminate the scourge of violence.

Re:Gender Resources

  • Anti Violence Against Women Plan of Action
     Violence against women and girls is one of the most intractable and complex issues on...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Ending Violence Against Women--An Imperative for a Healthy Nation
    Ending violence against women should become a national imperative. Policies and laws need to be...

  • NCRW Policy Brief: Violence
    Ending violence against women needs to become a national priority. A safe society for women and...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Violence Against Women Act
    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the most comprehensive federal legislation ever enacted to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: The International Violence Against Women Act
    I-VAWA would apply the force of U.S. diplomacy and provide $1 billion over five years to institute...

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By Jeannette Pai-Espinosa*Beyond the rhetoric and bluster of the campaign season there exists a frightening silent truth: girls and young women...
At the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative conference this Tuesday, Mallika Dutt took the stage with former President Bill Clinton and...
*By Julie ZeilingerWith an estimated 50,000-100,000 dead, 300,000 homeless, and 3 million needing help in some form, it’s clear that the...
 *By Julie Zeilinger
By Allie Bohm*As a colleague recently reminded me, our system of government was developed not to pass laws, but to make change slowly. Take, for...

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