Information and Resources
Our library is a place to learn more about gender-based violence. Whether it is domestic violence and its effects on marginalized communities, forced marriage around the world, campus sexual assault or exploring the intersectionality of violence against women, we want to feature stories that can promote learning and change. We will also feature stories of healing and the role art plays in the healing of trauma.For immediate help
1 in 3 women will be a victim of violence and her voice will be silenced
Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex OR gender identity. It includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, threats, coercion, and economic or educational deprivation.More Information
Sexual violence disproportionately affects the LGBTQI+ community and women of color
21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students have been sexually assaulted. More than 20 percent of black women are raped during their lifetimes — a higher share than among women overall.More Information More Information
Native women are the victims of rape and sexual assault at a rate that is 3.5 times higher than that of any other race in the US
Most violence against Native American women are perpetrated by non-Native men.More Information
Other forms of gender-based violence
More than 64 million girls worldwide are child brides-married before the age of 18. Child marriage resulting in early and unwanted pregnancies poses life-threatening risks for adolescent girls; worldwide, pregnancy-related complications are the leading cause of death for 15-to-19-year-old girls. Learn More by clicking the title link above
" More women and girls are shipped into brothels annually now, in the 21st century, than African slaves were shipped into slave plantations each year in the 18th century." ( from Half the Sky) 72% of all trafficking victims worldwide are girls and women. 4 out of 5 trafficked women are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Learn More by clicking the title link above
FGM includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. UN Women. 200 million girls, the average age of 5 years old, in 30 countries have under gone FGM. Learn More by clicking the title link above
Rape used as a weapon of war: Rape is a common tactic of war used by rebel forces and government militias. Widespread violence causes women to lose their homes, families and livelihoods. Learn More by clicking the title link above
How to get involved
Around the world there are many people and human rights organizations working to end gender-based violence. From filmmakers to foundations, nonprofits, aid and violence prevention programs and student groups, we are all working towards the goal of peace.
Each month we highlight a different topic about gender-based violence and feature related content on our mosaic and resource pages. We are looking for articles, news and materials to educate, inform and inspire.
If you would like to submit work for consideration or know of an organization that is doing great work, let us know!
Art & Activism
Art plays a central role in activism and in changing the way society can see and process social change. We want to bring you stories of artists that are using creativity for healing trauma and for making the world a better place.
Even if I am simply one more woman laying one more brick in the foundation of a new and more humane world, it is enough to make me rise eagerly from my bed each morning and face the challenge of breaking the historic silence that has held women captive for so long.
The most healing words I have been given are "It’s okay not to be okay."