Resources on Violence Against Women

Resources on Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Online Resources
A cooperative project of the Office of Violence Against Women and the Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse at the University of Minnesota, VAWOR provides online resources on abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking, as well as resources about professional responses to violence, such as advocacy and child custody & production.

The National Organization for Women (NOW)
Taking action for women's equality. NOW features stories about women and feminism, action alerts and other resources.

U.S. Department of Justice
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. OVW implements the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and provides national leadership on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This site provides an overview of OVW and access to information related to the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It also provides resources for victims of theses crimes, which include state and national organizations. This site also contains information regarding the federal grant programs implemented and monitored by OVW, including program information, current solicitations, and other OVW special initiatives. In addition, this site provides access to publications, research, press releases, and other information pertaining to the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Futures Without Violence
Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures without Violence works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Members of WILPF create the peaceful transformation they wish to see in the world by making connections that provide continuity with the past so that knowledge of historical events and patterns informs current activities for change; create analysis and action that reflect and reinforce each other; link and challenge root causes of oppression, especially racism, sexism, heterosexism, militarism, economic disparity, and political disempowerment; and build and strengthen relationships and movements for justice, peace, and radical democracy.

UN Women
The United Nations created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, focusing exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

World Organization Against Torture
The World Organization Against Torture is the main coalition of international non-governmental organizations fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances, and all other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment.

Women's Aid
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 900 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

Abuse Helplines
Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) is a site that is meant to provide resources and referral numbers to readers.

Women's Studies Resources through St. Catherine University's Library
Research on numerous topics, including feminism, GLBT, women's health, and violence against women among other topics, can be found online through St. Catherine University's library.