VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Battered Women's Justice Project
- Information about the duties of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense
of Battered Women, and the National Center on Full Faith and Credit. The Battered Women's Justice
Project includes information about murder/suicide, what police should know about
arresting domestic violence suspects, economic stress and domestic violence,
and how to assist battered women who stay.
CRS Report for Congress: International Violence Against Women: U.S.
Response and 'Policy Issues - Provides
information on the Types of Violence women face worldwide; the Key Issues of
the subject; Social and Health Consequences; Administration Efforts; Selected
United Nations and other International Efforts; Current and Emerging Issues;
and U.S. legislation dealing with violence against women.
emedicinehealth: Sexual Assault
- A premier site on topics
dealing with a sexual assault: What to do, Treatment, Forms of Sexual Assault,
and Preventing an Assault.
National Center for Victims of Crime: Stalking Resource Center
Seeks to promote
awareness of stalking and promote responses to the crime of stalking by
providing a wealth of information and statistics to victims, community
agencies, media, public, and law enforcement agencies. Victim assistance
includes creating a safe plan, using technology in stalking cases, and
creating incident and behavior log. It provides
excellent coverage on laws governing stalking, including criminal, civil,
federal, tribal and military. Resources dealing with stalking are available in Spanish and geared toward
specific groups; international (Australia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands),
national, and individual states. An annotated bibliography provides additional
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Provides information on how victims can protect themselves, including
workplace and legal guidelines. Legislative priorities, Laws (state, national,
international), and Programs (Financial, Reconstructive Surgery). The Resource
section provides a wealth of information, including fact sheets, state
coalitions, organizations, position papers, and publications.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
- Provides a Resource Center Library with access to the collections
from NSVRC and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. It also provides
information on activities of the center, including Projects, Publications
(types and topics are numerous), Organizations, News, and Opportunities. The
Publications section alone makes this a valuable site.
NCVC: Violence Against Women -
Provides information on violence against women. Domestic violence,
rape-related posttramatic stress disorder, and sexual assault information.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
- The nation's largest organization dealing with sexual assault.
easy-to-use Web site providing ways to Get Help, Get Info, and Get Involved.
The News Room provides resources including multimedia, press releases,
statistics, and speakers.
Toolkit to End Violence Against Women
16 chapters on combating violence against women. Each chapter discusses a
specific issue from Strengthening Community-Based Services and Advocacy for
Victims to The United States Within the International Community-Responding to
Trafficking in Persons. Additional chapters highlight violence against women
in the military, Native American women, and violence in sports.
Amnesty International: Honor Killings
- Provides a fact sheet on honor killings which discusses the concept of the
honor kill, the causes, and the justification for an honor killing.
United Nations Development Fund for Women: UNIFEM:
Violence Against Women - UNIFEM works to
advance women's rights and create gender equality. Statistics are reported on
several areas, including Trafficking, HIV/AIDS and Violence, and Crimes
Against Women in Situations of Armed Conflict. Provides links to numerous
articles of the United Nations and UNIFEM dealing with violence and women.
WAVE-Women Against Violence Europe
- A network of European women's nongovernmental organizations
concentrating on violence within the family and intimate relationships.
Includes the 2008 country report, "A Right for Protection and Support." which
covers 44 countries, providing information on population (including the
percentage of women), Femicide, Domestic Violence, Services, Shelters, Marital
Rape, Sexual Harassment, and Stalking. The site also provides information on
Help Services by Country, Projects, Activities, Publications, and access to
documents from the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, and the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
World Health Organization: Female Genital Mutilation
- Provides the key facts concerning female genital mutilation,
discusses the four major types of mutilation (Clitoridectomy, Excision,
Infibulation, and Other), Causes, and Justification.
Bureau of Justice Statistics: Female Victims of
Violence - Information on nonfatal
and fatal intimate partner violence, characteristics of rape and sexual
assault, and characteristics of stalking. Also includes definitions of
violence crime (homicide, rape, assault).
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Violence
Prevention - Information on Intimate Partner
Violence (IPV) and Sexual Violence categorized under:
1.) "General Information" which includes a variety of
topics, such as Understanding Intimate Partner Violence, Preventing
Violence Against Women, and the World Report on Violence and Health;
2.) "What's New" which includes podcasts (When Closeness Goes Wrong),
Delta Program (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership
Through Alliances), and Measuring Intimate Partner Victimization and
Perpetration: A Compendium of Assessment Tools;
3.) "Scientific Information" offers Definitions (sexual violence, physical
violence) and provides uniform definitions, Data, Risk and Protective
Factors, Consequences, and Prevention Strategies with greater accuracy in
research and statistical resources;
4.) "Featured Resources" provides links to the National Domestic Hotline,
Online Resource Information, and CDC's Extramural Research Program.
Site also provides excellent resources on violence and teen
dating including a fact sheet, "Understanding Teen Dating Abuse," a
video, Break the Silence: Stop the Violence which can be downloaded.
United States Department of Health and Human Services:
womenshealth.gov - Service
of the Office on Women's Health offers an assortment of information dealing
with violence and women. From providing information on what constitutes abuse
to providing a Safety Planning List to help those planning to leave abusers to
links to state resources. Resources are also available by group (elder abuse,
immigrants and refugee, same-sex) to assist in locating relevant information.
United States Department of Justice: Intimate Partner
- Provides information on the types of intimate partner violence as
well as causes and consequences, intervention strategies, shelters, murder,
suicide (risk factors, role of guns) It also provides links for special
populations: African-American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Island, and the deaf.
United States Department of Justice: Office on
Violence Against Women
- Provides information on Help for
Victims, including telephone numbers and links to other sites. Additional
information is provided on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking;
definitions; publications; and other resources including "Fact Sheets" which
address topics such as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Anonymous
Reporting and Forensic Examinations, and Violence Against Women in Indian
Country. Federal legislation, international issues, reports, and other
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