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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Let’s try something. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear “gun violence?” OK, what’s the second?...
Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs, was interviewed by Pasadena public radio KPCC on March 19th. AirTalk host Larry Mantle...
October is Domestic Violence month--a month to recognize not only the disturbing prevalance of domestic violence but also the strength we have to...
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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  • March 16, 2010

    The Department of Defense released an annual report on Tuesday showing an 11 percent increase in reports of sexual assault in the military over the past year, including a 16 percent increase in reported assaults occurring in combat areas, principally...


  • March 12, 2010

    In a speech Friday at the UN in New York, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton identified equality for the world’s women and girls as the central challenge that will determine the peace and progress of the 21st century.


  • March 2, 2010

    Despite tighter laws and policies, domestic violence is on the rise at all levels of society, according to the Council of Europe, a grouping of 47 nations that promotes human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Its last...


  • Shyama Venkateswar: status report on women and economic security (94.9 FM Hudson Valley)

  • Violence Against Women Act facing GOP opposition in the Senate