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...

Reports & Publications

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Blog Posts

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan*NCRW put on its annual conference (June 11-12) in collaboration with the US National Committee for UNIFEM, bringing in the...
By Tunisia L. Riley*In light of public figures connected to domestic violence scandals in New York like White Plains Mayor, 2010 Puerto Rican Day...
You're coming, aren't you?  Just two weeks left to register for the NCRW/USNC UNIFEM conference, Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence...
Show solidarity and join our ‘Get Cross’ campaign! First, watch this powerful new PSA "Stop Rape Now", produced by UN Action...

News

  • December 26, 2011

     That Delhi is India's rape capital is a fact repeatedly stressed by crime statistics, but recent studies show safer streets could help to make the city safer for women. Research by Jagori, with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women,...


  • December 22, 2011

     On Tuesday, thousands of women—the Associated Press’s estimate put the number at ten thousand—went to Tahrir Square to protest. (According to Reuters, the women were “surrounded by men pledging to protect them.”)...


  • December 20, 2011

     Men are equally likely to be victims of intimate partner aggression and are far more likely to have experienced coercive control at the hands of their girlfriends and wives. But SAVE, a victim advocacy group, is charging widespread media bias in...


  • December 19, 2011

    FBI Director Rober Mueller told a Senate panel Wednesday that the FBI National Crime Information Center Advisory Board recommended to update the current Uniform Crime Report definition of rape that many say is too narrow. He also said his "...


  • December 18, 2011

    The national Sigma Phi Epsilon announced, after an internal investigation and lengthy discussions with the University of Vermont, that the University of Vermont chapter, whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would...