Violence

Critical Issue: Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is pervasive throughout the world, as both a public health and human rights issue. It “reflects and reinforces inequities between men and women and compromises the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims,” according to the UN Population Fund. Ending gender based violence must be a priority on the international human rights agenda. Violence against women and girls was a central theme of our annual conference 2010 (June 11-12 at Hunter College) Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health, co-presented with the U.S. National Committee for UNIFEM. Click here for details. Get the latest facts, figures, and policy perspectives on our Big Five program page.
 

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By Don Kraus*The bumper sticker on my wife’s car reads, “Well-behaved women seldom make history!” I believe proponents of CEDAW,...
By Chloe Angyal*As ethnic tension boils over into violence in Kyrgyzstan this week, rumors have begun to surface on the ground that amid the rioting...
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...
Join the National Council for Research on Women and the U.S. National Committee for UNIFEM June 11-12th at Hunter College for Strategic Imperatives...

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