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 content that can promote learning and change.
Sexual violence disproportionately affects the LGBTQI+ community and women of color. 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.
“Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women and girls is a human rights violation of pandemic proportions that takes place in public and private spaces." — UN Women
"The most healing words I have been given are 'It’s okay not to be okay.'"
— Chanel Miller
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.
What is GBV?
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.
Art, Activism & Healing
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.
Articles and Information
We are busy creating and adding new articles to our library. Below are links to specific topics that can be downloaded and printed. Please check back as our library expands and let us know if there are topics that you would like to learn more about!