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View Resource Ending Violence Against Women

This new report by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) reveals that around the world "at least one in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in her lifetime." Based on over 50 population-based surveys and more than 500 studies of domestic violence, the report finds that by far the greatest risk of violence comes...
View Resource Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls

This Website serves as a launch pad for the UNICEF report Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls released to coincide with the UN's special session on the progress of women's rights worldwide (see the June 9, 2000 Scout Report for a link to the main document of this session). According to the Domestic Violence report, "up to half of all women and girls in some countries have experienced...
View Resource Intimate Partner Violence

Released earlier this summer, this report on intimate partner violence from the Bureau of Justice Statistics "provides information on violence by intimates (current or former spouses, girlfriends, or boyfriends) since the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)." "The report covers trends in intimate violence, characteristics of victims (race, sex, age, income, ethnicity, and...
View Resource National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

Sponsored by the White House Council on Youth Violence, the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a collaboration between the Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal agencies. The Resource Center Website is offered as a portal to federal information on youth violence prevention and suicide. The heart of the site is a sizable collection of...
View Resource Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence: First Annual Report

On March 9, 2001, the US Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence released its first report and strategic plan. The 24-member Task Force was established last year with a three-year mission to formulate a long-term, strategic plan to eliminate domestic violence within the military. Users may read the full-text of the 118-page report at the Task Force site, which also offers additional...
View Resource Women's Law Initiative

This information Web site, established and maintained by the Women's Law Initiative (WLI), is an online resource that provides legal information to women and girls living with or escaping domestic violence. Seeking to "empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse," this site offers step-by-step instructions on filing for and obtaining restraining orders in all...
View Resource US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

Established in 1995 by the federal government, the Office on Violence Against Women is responsible for handing the Department of Justice's legal and policy issues regarding violence against women in the United States, along with working closely with other divisions within the Department and administering a variety of grant programs. One of the main components of the site is devoted to providing...