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Gender Based Violence: Gender Based Violence

Books, organizations, government agencies, academic articles, etc.

Books on gender based violence

Government agencies, NGOs, etc.

John Jay College & CUNY:

Fact sheet for students about intimate partner violence and stalking, with links to community aid organizations, prepared by the Women's Center

CUNY policy on domestic violence and the workplace. 


New York CIty & State:

NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence

New York City Criminal Justice Agency creates reports on local domestic violence. ( CJA = not a city agency, but a not-for-profit corporation serving the City's criminal justice system under contract ).

Lawyer's Manual on Domestic Violence: Representing the Victim, Edited by Mary Rothwell Davis, Dorchen A. Leidholdt, and Charlotte A. Watson (6th Edition - 2015).  A guide from NYC lawyers;  The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts

Sanctuary For Families Nonprofit providing holistic services for victims of gender based violence and their children in New York City.   

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence   and NY State DV hotlines.

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

NY State LGBTQ Domestic VIolence Network.  Anti Violence Project.


Federal agencies, national organizations (United States):

U.S. Department of Justice  Office on VIolence Against Women 

MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine) information about domestic violence.  

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence.

CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Public health approaches to violence prevention.  Intimate Partner Violence, Elder abuse and child abuse. 

Safe Horizon is the largest victims’ services agency in the United States.  Since 1978, Safe Horizon has provided victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault, as well as homeless youth and families of homicide victims, with a wide range of comprehensive support.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. 

American Psychological Association Intimate Partner Violence Facts and Resources.

American Psychiatric Association on Domestic Violence.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence   includes advocacy resources for Muslim women  

NNEDV’s Safety Net Project.  [blog]  Technology Safety:  Exploring technology in the context of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and violence against women.  Incudes technology safety toolkits

National Organization for Women (NOW) Ending Violence Against Women   


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  Global Study on Homicide 2019: Gender-related killing of women and girls. (click here for earlier reports)
World Health Organization Prevention of Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence

United Nations Ending Violence Against Women  

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  Global Study on Homicide 2018: Gender-related killing of women and girls.

United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

World Bank on Gender Based Violence

European Union actions to end gender based violence



Bibliographies and literature reviews

Searching for academic, peer-reviewed articles?

Disciplinary approaches to gender based violence include criminological, psychological, sociological, medical, and legal.  The following discipline-specific databases will help you discover peer reviewed articles: 

Recent articles indexed in PsycINFO, SocINDEX, or Criminal Justice Abstracts database (most are peer-reviewed)

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